At 4:20 in the afternoon of October 5, 1985, an Egyptian soldier manning a checkpoint in the Red Sea resort town of Ras Burqa raised his gun and began firing into a crowd of Israeli tourists.
Seven Israeli civilians, including four children, were slain in the attack.
At the time, Hosni Mubarak's government moved quickly to keep the soldier, Suleiman Khater, from becoming a national hero and jeopardizing the peace treaty with Israel that had been signed only six years before.
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Lazar Berman is the Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter and a Middle East Forum Writing Fellow.