Egyptian Intelligence Head Omar Suleiman, Dead at 76 (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Chana Ya´ar 07/19/12)
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Former Egyptian intelligence head Omar Suleiman died suddenly
Thursday morning at age 76.
"Former vice president General Omar Suleiman died in the early hours
of Thursday in a hospital in the United States,” the official
Egyptian MENA news agency reported in a brief statement.
He was one of the most trusted senior officials to deposed President
Hosni Mubarak, and in the waning days of the ousted leader, he was
appointed vice president to Mubarak before the entire 32-year-old
regime was torn down.
Suleiman was deeply involved in negotiations between Israel and
terrorists in Gaza, and between the rival Fatah faction and Hamas
terrorist rulers of Gaza in efforts to reconcile the two and create a
unity government for the Palestinian Authority.
He was undergoing medical tests in the United States at the time of
his death, according to his aide, Hussein Kamal.
"He was fine. It came suddenly while he was having medical tests in
Cleveland,” Kamal told Reuters, without further detail.
No cause of death was given. (IsraelNationalNews © 2011 07/19/12)
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