BET-ẒURI, ELIAHU (1922–1945), Jew executed in Egypt in the Mandate Period. Bet-Ẓuri was born in Tel Aviv. He became a member of *Leḥi after its secession from IẒL. Together with Eliahu *Ḥakim he was sent by his organization to Cairo to assassinate Lord Moyne, then British minister of state for the Middle East, whose seat was in Cairo. The attempt was successful, but Bet-Ẓuri and Ḥakim were apprehended. They were sentenced to death by a military court in Cairo on Jan. 1, 1945, and executed on Mar. 22. Their remains were interred in the Jewish cemetery of Cairo.
Y. Nedava, Olei-ha-Gardom (1966); Y. Gurion, Ha-Niẓẓaḥon Olei Gardom (1971).
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