New York (Oct. 6)
An Israeli security agent was slightly wounded today when Egyptian soldiers opened fire on President Anwar Sadat as he was reviewing a military parade in Nasser City, it was disclosed here today by a high ranking official in Israeli Foreign Minister Yitzhak Shamir’s entourage.
The official also said that Israel’s Ambassador to Cairo, Moshe Sasson, was in the reviewing stand along with Sadat and other Egyptian officials and foreign dignatories but he was not hit. The official said that quiet prevailed around the Israel Embassy in Cairo following the shooting of Sadat and others on the reviewing stand.
The official refused to comment on the tragic event and the implication this may have on the Egyptian-Israeli peace process. He conceded, however, that it “can change many, many things.” Other Israeli officials in New York also refused immediate comment on today’s event, awaiting final confirmation about the fate of Sadat.