Mustafa Hafez

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Colonel Mustafa Hafez was, in the mid-1950s, Egyptian commander of military intelligence in the Gaza Strip.

On July 11, 1956, the IDF intelligence chief Major General Yehoshafat Harkabi implemented a plan to assassinate Hafez. He was killed by means of an explosive device hidden in a book, which was given to him by an Egyptian double agent. The agent, who did not know what he was carrying, was blinded in the blast. Another book bomb was sent the next day via the East Jerusalem post office to Colonel Salah Mustafa, the Egyptian military attache in Amman, who had dispatched infiltrators via the West Bank to Israel. He opened the package and was killed in the blast.

Nonie Darwish, an Egyptian-American pro-Zionist born-again Christian, is Hafez's daughter

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