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EGYPT/Hosni Mubarak, Egypt’s Last Pharaoh. Fear of assasinations (part 5)

PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat stands apart as (from L to R) Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Perez, Russian Foreign Minister Andre Kozyrev, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak try and persuade Arafat to sign the Cairo document after a dispute broke out over the map marking the boundaries of Jericho. 4th of May, 1994. Ph. Norbert Schiller

Ever since Egyptian President, Anwar Sadat, was gunned down while watching a military parade in Cairo, on 6th of October 1981, by Islamic militants, opposed to the Israeli Egyptian peace deal, there was this underlying fear that more assassinations, in Egypt, were eminent.  Nobody was more aware of this, than Sadat’s Vice President, and successor, Hosni Mubarak, who happened to be by Sadat’s side when he was murdered.

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