The mass grave that was found in â€œUm Rashrashâ€ at Eilat is believed by many parties in Egypt including military experts that it belongs to the Egyptian army officers and soldiers who were killed in the village in year 1949 in the â€œOperation Uvdah1 â€œ which was led by the current Israeli President Shimon Perez.
On the next 13th of January 2007, the Egyptian Parliament will discuss the case based on the request of PM â€œTalaat El-Sadatâ€2 , the request was a demand to the committee of the National security in the Egyptian assembly to discuss the findings of the mass grave as a possible mass grave for Egyptian soldiers and officers who were killed in 1949 in the Operation â€œUvdahâ€. PM â€œEl-Sadatâ€ in statement for Al-Arabiya.net said that it is important that the Egyptian foreign ministry and other specialized official parties in Egypt to follow the case to know to whom this mass grave belongs to. He continued saying that he believed that the mass grave belongs to the Egyptian force that was in â€œUm Rashrashâ€ when Perez and his Israeli force entered the village and that it would be easy to check from the names and the history of those 350 officers and soldiers from their family if the regime cooperated this time and did not act as in the Previous POWs case.
On the other hand the â€œPeopleâ€™s front to restore Um Rashrashâ€ said that it owns historical documents that prove that this
I am happy that a man like â€œTalaat El-Sadatâ€ is neglecting the issue like the rest of the PM , already â€œEl-Sadatâ€ discussed in the Parliament the POWs case and â€œUM Rashrashâ€ case and currently â€œThe peopleâ€™s front to restore Um El-Rashrashâ€ chose as a general secretary to the front which includes many public and military personalities including General Saad El-Shazely. The front believes that â€œUm Rashrashâ€ village where the mass grave was found is originally an Egyptian land that Israel had occupied in 1949 and that it must return back immediately. Already the foreign ministry last year issued an official statement saying that â€œUm Rashrashâ€ was under the Egyptian control only till 1906 when the Othman Empire along with Great Britain drew new maps for bordering that did not consider Um Rashrash an Egyptian land but Palestinian land. Of course the front denies this and saying that they own more than 700 historical documents that prove the Egyptian identity of the land even after 1907.
â€œUm Rashrashâ€ is a big topic I would to discuss separately despite it is related historically with the Mass grave
Letâ€™s hope that the National security committee reaches to some good decision and decide to investigate more
By the way I do not like this media official and unofficial media about the mass grave and the possibility that it can be for Egyptian soldiers
So the war crimes against our POWs did not start in 1956 but in 1948, well I changed the tagline of the website to include 1948 and insh Allah I working on a section to include all the details of the Uvdah massacre because Uvdahs do not stay buried forever