Gantz updates Egyptian intel chief on unveiled mass soldiers’ grave from 1967

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Defense Minister Benny Gantz speaks with the head of the Egyptian Intelligence Directorate (GID) to update him on Israel’s efforts to investigate reports of a mass grave of Egyptian troops killed in the 1967 Six Day War.

“Last night I spoke with my friend, Director of the Egyptian GID Abbas Kamel to wish him Eid al-Adha Mubarak and to thank him for his partnership. I conveyed my blessings to the Republic of Egypt and emphasized the country’s important role as a beacon of peace in the region,” Gantz says on Twitter.

“I expressed my hope to meet again soon to continue discussing areas of cooperation,” he says.

“I also addressed reports regarding the graves of Egyptian soldiers who fought in the Six Day War. I assured Director Kamel that the defense establishment will examine the issue with great respect,” Gantz adds.

On Friday, the Haaretz daily published an exposé on the mass grave of roughly 80 Egyptian soldiers near Kibbutz Nahshon and the Mini Israel tourist attraction.

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