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  10/6/2012, Tishrei 20, 5773

Egypt Marks Yom Kippur Anniversary with 569 Pardons


To mark the 39th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War and the October 6th national holiday, Egypt's president Morsi pardoned 569 prisoners Saturday. 

The Prime Minister of Egypt said, "That victory would not have happened without the country's tenacity, courage and devotion. Egypt is now in a transitional phase and needs the spirit, the will and the decision-making of October 73.'"