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Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you. This spy, known as "the Angel," stopped them. Israeli jets scrambled to intercept the plane, making contact just after 2 p.
The fighter pilots gave the universal signal ordering the Libyan plane to follow them. Their plan was to have the Libyan plane land at the air base in Rephidim, in the middle of the Sinai Desert.
At first, it seemed that the Libyan pilot was following. But as they closed in on the air base, the plane suddenly veered west, back toward the Suez Canal.
The whole Sinai had been a no-fly zone for civilian aircraft since Israel had captured it in Add to this the fact that there had been explicit warnings about terrorists trying to blow up an airliner over Tel Aviv or another Israeli target, including the nuclear facility in Dimona, and the decision by the Israeli Air Force commander to request permission to shoot down the aircraft is not surprising.
A few minutes later, the smoking remains of the aircraft were strewn across the desert floor.
Of the passengers on board, less than 10 survived. One of the dead was Salah Bousseir, the former foreign minister of Libya.
The pilot, who had strayed off course, at first thought the fighter jets were Egyptian and the airfield was Cairo International Airport.
When he realized his mistake, he panicked and decided to make a break for it. Worried about the terror warnings and finding themselves under intense time pressure, the Israelis made a tragic mistake. The plane was downed by Isreali jets over Sinai on Feb. The Libyan leader, Col.
Muammar Gaddafi, could not ignore what he and his citizens viewed as an unprovoked Israeli attack on a defenseless Libyan civilian aircraft.
His first phone call was to Anwar Sadat, the president of Egypt, to talk about retaliation. But Gaddafi was not a man to whom restraint came easily. He was frustrated, and his people wanted blood. On April 17, he summoned the captain of an Egyptian submarine stationed in Libya, functioning as part of the Libyan navy according to a military pact Gaddafi had signed with Cairo.
The captain asked for the order in writing, which Gaddafi supplied. After a full day undersea, the vessel surfaced and the captain radioed his commander in the Egyptian navy, reporting on his mission.
The report quickly reached Sadat, who responded by ordering the captain immediately to head back to port in Alexandria. Soon after the QE2 had left Israel and was back out at sea, Sadat informed Gaddafi that the commander had failed to locate the British ship.
He eventually traveled to Egypt and met with Sadat. During and after the visit, Libyan pressure on Egypt to unify their countries intensified; there was a mass march from Tripoli and other Libyan cities toward the Egyptian border.
Egyptian pleas to stop the march were to no avail. In the end, the Egyptian army had to physically block about 40, Libyans trying to cross the border, with roadblocks and even freshly laid land mines.
Sadat, who wanted to focus on nothing other than preparing for war against Israel, capitulated.Ashraf Marwan. likes. Ashraf Marwan was an Egyptian billionaire and the husband of Mona Gamal Abdel Nasser, daughter of former Egyptian president. Ashraf Marwan (أشرف مروان ) (2 February – 27 June ) was an Egyptian billionaire and the husband of Mona Gamal Abdel Nasser, daughter of former Egyptian president Gamal Abdel urbanagricultureinitiative.com: 2 February , Cairo, Egypt.
T his much is certain: Ashraf Marwan, a man some describe as the 20th century’s greatest spy, was alive when he tumbled from the fifth-floor balcony of his £m London flat. The Egyptian. Sep 14, · “Ashraf Marwan, whom I knew well, was an Egyptian hero and an Egyptian spy who misled the Mossad by feeding them, for years, with wrong information,” Bregman tells TIME via email.
According to Zamir, his source, Ashraf Marwan—son-in-law of former Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser—whose name he omitted, said Sadat deliberately selected the date knowing that Jews fast.
“Ashraf Marwan, whom I knew well, was an Egyptian hero and an Egyptian spy who misled the Mossad by feeding them, for years, with wrong information,” Bregman tells TIME via email.