TEL AYIV (Aug. 21)
The body of Albert Atrakchi, the administration attache at the Israel Embassy in Cairo slain by gunmen in Cairo yesterday was brought back to Israel aboard an EI AI plane early this morning. He is to be buried in Tel Aviv this evening.
Also aboard the plane which brought his coffin were his wife llana and Mazal Menache, another israeli woman employed at the Embassy, who were wounded in the attack on the car in which the three were driving from their home in the Mahdi quarter of Cairo to the Embassy.
Ilana is so far not aware that her husband was killed in the assault. Their two-year-old daughter was carried back to Isael in the arms of an Embassy employee.
The two women were being operated on at the Sheba Hospital in Tel Hashomer this morning. Ilana Atrakchi is suffering from a bullet wounds in her chesk. the condition of both was reported to be stable. An Israeli Foreign Ministry doctor had been flown to Cairo yesterday, and returned with the two injured women.
Some hours after the return of Atrakchi’s body and the injured women, Egyption Tourism Minister Wajih Shindi arrived in Israel for an official three-day visit at the invitation of Israeli Tourism Minister Avbraham Sharir, who met him at the airport.
Shindi said the Egyptian govemment would spare neither time nor energy to track down the assailants who, he thought, had been intent on sabotaging the Israel-Egyptian peace process which would, however continue unabated.
Police in Cairo, meanwhile, detuined Osana Ali an Egyptian, whose car is suspected with having been used in the killing of the Israeli diplomat. Police report that Ali’s car was found abandoned in the Mahdi section of the Egyptian capital, where the attack took place.