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Egypt calls on Israel to investigate Egyptian soldiers' mass grave in Jerusalem

The discovery of a mass grave for Egyptian soldiers in Jerusalem seems to put relations between Cairo and Tel Aviv to the test, after they have grown steadily in the past few years under Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
This file photo taken by an AFP photographer during the 1967 Six Day War shows Israeli soldiers standing guard by Jordanian and Palestinian prisoners of war along a wall at Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, May 16, 2017.

CAIRO — As Egyptians were preparing to celebrate Eid al-Adha, Israeli newspapers revealed July 8 the discovery of a mass grave of Egyptian soldiers who allegedly were burned alive and then buried in an unmarked burial site near Jerusalem during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War.

The media reports raised the ire of the Egyptian public, with many Egyptians questioning the future of the strong political relations between Cairo and Tel Aviv.

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