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Jewish businessman killed in Egypt, case construed as murder

Ziv Kipper owned a vegetable processing factory in Alexandria.

Alexandria National Museum in Egypt. Credit: Néfermaât via Wikimedia Commons.
Alexandria National Museum in Egypt. Credit: Néfermaât via Wikimedia Commons.

A Jewish businessman with triple Israeli, Canadian and Russian citizenship was killed in Alexandria, Egypt, on Tuesday.

Local authorities were investigating the incident as a case of murder. In addition, the Israeli Foreign Ministry was looking into the incident. A terrorist motive is suspected.

The slain businessman, identified as Ziv Kipper, reportedly owned a vegetable processing factory in Egypt for nearly 10 years and entered the country using his Canadian passport.

Kipper was the CEO of O.K Group LLC, one of the largest Egyptian exporters of frozen vegetables, citrus, other fruits and vegetables, “with the head office in Alexandria, Egypt, and offices in Ukraine and Israel,” according to his LinkedIn page.

On Oct. 8, the day after Hamas launched its latest war against Israel, two Israelis were killed and another was moderately injured in a shooting attack directed at a group of tourists also in the Egyptian port city.

The terrorist was an Egyptian police officer. Local security forces apprehended the attacker.

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