Egyptian newspapers on Thursday (22 February) described the shooting down of a Libyan airliner by Israel as "the dirtiest crime".
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Background: Egyptian newspapers on Thursday (22 February) described the shooting down of a Libyan airliner by Israel as "the dirtiest crime". Thousands of people travelling to work stood in silence and read the news of the tragedy. The Cairo newspaper Al Ahram carried a banner headline; "A Horrible Israeli Crime...The Shooting Down Of A Civilian Libyan Plane."
In an editorial, Al Akhbar said Israel has committee another in the series "of barbaric and bloody crimes against arab civilians. "It added; "This barbaric Israeli crime gives further proof to the whole world as who the real terrorists are."