Israel Says It Will Probe 1967 Mass Grave of Egyptian Soldiers


Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid has said his office would investigate reports of a mass grave in central Israel containing the bodies of Egyptian commandos who were killed during the 1967 Middle East war.  

Lapid’s office said on Sunday that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi had brought up the issue in a call after two Israeli newspapers published witness accounts suggesting there was an unmarked grave near Latrun, an area between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv where Israel’s army fought the Egyptian soldiers decades ago. 
According to the reports, about 80 Egyptian soldiers killed during the war were buried under what is now a popular Israeli tourist park. 

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