Egypt demands 'Israel' to verify credibility of 1967 war reports
Media outlets are circulating news about Egyptian graves west of Al-Quds, which date back to the 1967 war, and Egypt wants to know more.
The Egyptian Foreign Ministry assigned the Egyptian Embassy in "Tel Aviv" to investigate the truth about the mass grave of Egyptian soldiers unraveled recently west of occupied Al-Quds.
The Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that the Egyptian Embassy in "Tel Aviv" has been assigned to communicate with the Israeli occupation authorities to investigate the truth behind what is being circulated in the media regarding the discovery of a mass grave that holds the bodies of Egyptian soldiers killed in the October 1967 war and to keep the Ministry updated.
The Ministry also demanded a prompt investigation to verify the credibility of what is being circulated.
A statement issued by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry read that in response to a question about reports that came up in Israeli media in relation to historical facts that occurred in the 1967 war, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Ahmed Hafez, stated that the Egyptian Embassy in "Tel Aviv" was assigned to communicate with the Israeli occupation authorities to investigate the truth.
In the past two days, the Israeli journalist Yossi Melman, an expert in security affairs, and who writes for the Israeli newspapers Yedioth Ahronoth and Haaretz, revealed that "Egyptian soldiers who were burned alive in the 1967 war were buried in mass graves that do not bear any signs, in a clear violation of the laws of war and with no mention of their killing," with estimates pointing that the number could amount to tens of killed soldiers.
Haaretz reported that there is a mass grave containing the bodies of 80 Egyptian soldiers, 20 of who were burnt alive, and whose killing was not announced during the October 1967 war.
3/7 Fire Exchanges took place with IDF troops and members of Kibbutz Nahshon. Some Egyptian troops fled, some taken prisoners, and some bravely fought. At a certain point IDF fired mortar shells and thousands of uncultivated dunams of wild bush in the dry summer were set on fire>— Yossi Melman (@yossi_melman) July 7, 2022
According to Melman, 25 Egyptian soldiers were burned alive after Israeli forces shelled them using phosphorous bombs, while other Egyptian soldiers were killed in the crossfire, bringing the total number of deaths to 80.
The 1967 October war broke out between the Israeli occupation, on the one hand, and Iraq, Egypt, Syria, and Jordan, on the other, on June 5, 1967. This war lasted for six days and ended with "Israel" occupying Sinai, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, and the Golan.