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  Adar 15, 5767 , 05/03/07

Source of Report in 1967 Killings: Egypt Changed Facts

The producer of a television documentary on the IDF's killing 250 Egyptian soldiers in the Six-Day War defended the army and charged that Egypt's claim that the incident involved unarmed prisoners of war is untrue.

The producer, Ran Ederlist, confirmed to Army Radio Monday that Infrastructure Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer was correct in his claim that the men were armed soldiers killed in clashes with the IDF unit he commanded.

"What happened was that there were [IDF] fighters waging battle against a retreating [enemy] commando battalion," said Ederlist. "During this battle, you could say there was excessive use of force, [but] it was all in the context of war."
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