Egypt’s Interior Ministry says shooting of Jewish businessman was ‘criminal’

After news that an Israeli-Canadian Jewish businessman was shot dead yesterday in the Egyptian city of Alexandria, Egypt’s Interior Ministry says that “a Canadian businessman permanently residing in the country was subjected to a criminal shooting incident” in the city.

Hebrew media yesterday reported that the incident was a suspected terror murder.

The ministry statement says an investigation is underway, with a team formed to determine the circumstances.

Unconfirmed reports in Arabic-language media have identified the man as Ziv Kipper, the CEO of OK Group LLC, an Egyptian company that specializes in exporting frozen fruits and vegetables.

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