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Israeli journalists reveal that 20 Egyptian soldiers were burned at the stake in the 1967 war – Middle East Monitor

On Friday, a prominent Israeli journalist specializing in security issues revealed that at least 20 Egyptian soldiers were burned alive by Israeli troops during the 1967 war. Anadolu Agency Report.

In a series of tweets, journalist Yoshi Melman wrote: In Latrun, it happened during a six-day war without being identified against the law of war. “

The website of the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth publishes similar details narrated by Melman.

Melman emphasized that Egypt’s late President Gamal Abdel Nasser had signed a joint defense pact with the late King Hussein of Jordan, who then ruled the West Bank, a few days before the outbreak of the war.

“Egypt has deployed two commando battalions on the west coast near Latrun, which is not a human land. Their mission was to attack Israel and occupy Rod and a nearby military air base,” Melman said. Stated.

Latrun is located on the road between Jerusalem and Jaffa, about 25 km (16 miles) west of Jerusalem. After the 1948 war, an agreement was reached between Israel and Jordan to make it a no-man’s land.

In the 1967 war, Israel occupied and annexed Latrun, now a suburb of West Jerusalem.

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“There was a fire exchange between the IDF army and members of the Kibbutz Nation. Some Egyptian troops fled, some were taken prisoners, and some fought bravely. At some point, the IDF was in the mortar. He fired the shells and thousands of uncultivated wild bushes of Dunam dry. The summer was on fire. “

Melman said that at least 20 Egyptian soldiers were killed in a rapid wildfire and could not escape, Zeen Bloch, a military commander of Nahshon, a left-wing kibbutz (agricultural community), now 90 years old. ) Said. he.

“The next day, an IDF soldier equipped with a bulldozer came to the scene, digging a hole, pushing an Egyptian corpse and covering it with soil. Members of the club’s nation were watching with fear, “said the journalist.

Melman said: “The veil of silence suits everyone. Few people who know didn’t want to talk about it. We were embarrassed, but above all, it was an IDF decision in the midst of the war. did.”

Israeli forces did not immediately comment on Melman’s statement.

In the 1967 war, the IDF defeated Arab troops on the west coast, including East Jerusalem (under the control of the Jordan River), Gaza Strip (under the control of Egypt), the Sinai Peninsula, and the Golan Heights in Syria. Occupied.

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20220708-israel-journalist-reveals-20-egyptian-soldiers-burnt-alive-in-1967-war/ Israeli journalists reveal that 20 Egyptian soldiers were burned at the stake in the 1967 war – Middle East Monitor

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