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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Israeli Troops Accused

JERUSALEM () -- An Israeli military historian alleged Wednesday that Israeli troops under the command of the current housing minister killed some 300 Egyptian prisoners-of-war in the 1967 Middle East war.

But a spokesman for Housing Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer said the minister denied all knowledge of the alleged killings.

Israeli historian Arieh Yitzhaki made the allegation days after Egypt asked Israel to look into reports its troops killed dozens of POWs in the 1956 Sinai Campaign.