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Tension Continues in Israel over Hanging of Jews in Cairo

February 2, 1955
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Sentiment against Egypt’s hanging of two Jews in Cairo yesterday was still running high today in Israel. The Israel delegates to the Israel-Egyptian Mixed Armistice Commission refused to attend a scheduled meeting of the MAC today. They informed the United Nations chairman that they were not in a position to attend today’s session in view of the tension prevailing in Israel over the executions.

At an earlier meeting, last week-end, the Commission expressed great concern over the “dangerous situation” along the Israel-Egyptian border in the Gaza strip area. The MAC condemned Egypt for the killing of an Israel farmer and the wounding of another by Arab infiltrators from Egyptian territory.

In Beersheba the municipality named two streets today in memory of Dr. Moishe Marzouk and Shmuel Azzar, the two Jews hanged in Cairo yesterday. Members of the municipal council visited the sister of Azzar who is a resident of Beersheba to express their condolences.

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