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President Sadat was attending the eighth anniversary of the Yom Kippur war with Israel as Field Marshal of the armed forces.
He had taken the salute, laid a wreath and was watching a display from the Egyptian Air Force when two grenades exploded.
While serving in the Egyptian army in the Sudan, Nasser met three fellow officers—Zakariyyā Muḥyi al-Dīn (Zakaria Mohieddine), later vice president of the United Arab Republic; ʿAbd al-Ḥakīm ʿĀmir, later field marshal; and Anwar el-Sādāt, who would succeed Nasser as president.
Together, they planned a secret revolutionary organization, the Free Officers, whose composition would be known only to Nasser; their aim was to oust the British and the Egyptian royal family.
Although popular in the West for his efforts at rapprochement with Israel, his policies dismayed much of the Arab world.
Under President Sadat, Egypt signed the Camp David accords with Israel in 1978 outlining "the framework for peace in the Middle East". A historic bilateral Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty was signed the following year.
Neither has the Palestinian Liberation Organisation condemned the assassination.
Nabil Ramlawi, a PLO official, said: "We were expecting this end of President Sadat because we are sure he was against the interests of his people, the Arab nations and the Palestinian people." President Sadat was the first Arab leader to recognise the state of Israel since its creation in 1948.
Following President Sadat's assassination, more than 700 people were rounded up.
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President Sadat of Egypt has died after being shot by gunmen who opened fire as he watched an aerial display at a military parade.
Gamal Abdel Nasser, Arabic Jamāl ʿAbd al-Nāṣīr, (born January 15, 1918, Alexandria, Egypt—died September 28, 1970, Cairo), Egyptian army officer, prime minister (1954–56), and then president (1956–70) of Egypt who became a controversial leader of the Arab world, creating the short-lived United Arab Republic (1958–61), twice fighting wars with Israel (1956, 1967), and engaging in such inter-Arab policies as mediating the Jordanian civil war (1970). Political groupings of both right and left pressed for radical alternatives.
From an array of contenders for power, it was a movement of military conspirators—the Free Officers led by Col. Nasser was born in a mud-brick house on an unpaved street in the Bacos section of Alexandria, where his father was in charge of the local post office.A number of other dignitaries including foreign diplomats were killed or seriously wounded.