Yoman Geva 423, 1968

Egyptian Defector Tells About the Killing of Three IDF Soldiers in Sinai

1968
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IDF Spokesperson Colonel Rafael Efrat convenes a press conference in Tel Aviv following the arrival to Israel of an Egyptian defector. The soldier, who swam across the Suez Canal and turned himself in to an IDF force, gives information about an ambush that Egyptian soldiers had set to an IDF patrol on August 26, and which cost the lives of 3 IDF soldiers. According to the defector, two IDF soldiers were killed in the fire exchanges between the parties, and the third one was kidnapped and died on the way to a hospital.
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