Earlier this week, on Tuesday, a Canadian Jewish businessman was murdered in the city of Alexandria, Egypt when an unknown gunman approached his car and shot him at point-blank range.

A shadowy terrorist organization has claimed responsibility as ‘retaliation’ for Israel’s military operation in the Gaza Strip. Further the group calling itself “Vanguard of Liberation Group for Martyr Mohamed Salah” (after the Egyptian police officer who killed three IDF troops in a mid-2023 border shooting) is claiming that the victim, identified as Ziv Kipper, was a “Mossad agent”.

“Wait for the next,” the unknown organization posted in an internet message. “Shalom from the children of Gaza.” The group also reportedly posted a video and image of the killing [warning: graphic]. However Egypt’s Interior Ministry has been quick to downplay the incident, and instead of ‘terrorism’ Egyptian security sources have chosen to initially call the killing a robbery.