British government to investigate death of former Mossad agent

Ashraf Marwan

Ashraf Marwan

By JOSEPH FITSANAKIS | intelNews.org |
In June 2007, Dr. Ashraf Marwan, son-in-law of the late Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser, fell to his death from the balcony of his London home. Last week, British authorities initiated a previously announced official investigation into Dr. Marwan’s death, following accusations by his widow, Mona Nasser, that he had been murdered. Undoubtedly, the late Dr. Marwan had plenty of enemies. In 1969 he walked in the Israeli embassy in London and told diplomatic officials that he wished to be employed as an agent for Israeli intelligence. After several interview sessions with Mossad officers, some involving the use of polygraph techniques, the Mossad employed him as an agent. It is said that Dr. Marwan proved invaluable to the Israelis, over a number of years. But his identity was suddenly revealed by no other than Eli Zeira, chief of Israeli Military Intelligence during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. He claimed that the Egyptian informant was in fact a double agent, who had acted as part of a carefully planned Egyptian ploy to deceive Israel. Based on this piece of information, Dr. Marwans’ widow now claims that members of Israeli agency Mossad killed her husband, by pushing him off the balcony of his London home. She also claims that Dr. Marwan told her on three separate occasions that his life was in danger from “a lot of different enemies”. The investigation will be conducted by a coroner.

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