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  Nissan 10, 5767 , 29/03/07

UN Soldiers Doubt Egyptian Claims

United Nations soldiers who were stationed in Egypt during the Six-Day War have cast doubt on Egyptian claims that Israeli soldiers killed 250 Egyptian prisoners of war. The UN soldiers, Captain Milovan Zorc and Miobor Stosic, both of Yugoslavia, say that if a large number of POWs had been murdered in the area, they would almost certainly have known.

Egypt has accused Israel of killing Egyptian POWs in 1967 for decades. New accusations were made following the recent release of the documentary “Ruach Shaked.” The movie claims that Israeli soldiers killed 250 armed Arabs in battle; Egypt has claimed that the 250 were actually unarmed Egyptian prisoners.

Zorc and Stosic, who were stationed in El-Arish, say they saw most of the battles that took place in the area. They saw dead bodies, they said, but none that indicated the execution of unarmed prisoners. In addition, Zorc said, they knew many local Egyptians, none of whom mentioned a massacre in the area.
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