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Ashraf Marwan

Businessman
Male
Born Feb 2, 1944
Died Oct 2, 2007
Death Place the United Kingdom
Other Names Ashraf Marwan

Ashraf Marwan was an Egyptian billionaire and alleged spy for Israel, or possibly an Egyptian double agent. Marwan was married to Mona Gamal Abdel Nasser, daughter of former Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser.

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CHILDHOOD

1944 Birth Marwan was born in 1944 and earned a Ph.D. in economics in Britain. … Read More

TWENTIES

1969 25 Years Old According to Blum, Marwan first contacted Israel in 1969, when he handed Egyptian state documents to a London physician whose office had previously been used for a covert meeting between Israel and Jordan. … Read More
1973 29 Years Old In April 1973, Marwan warned the Mossad that Egypt and Syria would launch a surprise attack against Israel on May 15; it proved a false warning, and Israel lost $35 million while under the subsequent heightened state of alert. … Read More

FIFTIES

1997 53 Years Old Marwan was later made chief of staff to Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and, a leading Arab industrialist, became a business partner of Mohamed al-Fayed, owner of Harrod's department store, whose son Dodi Fayed died in a car crash with Diana, Princess of Wales in 1997. … Read More
2002 58 Years Old In September 2002, the London-based Israeli historian Ahron Bregman published a book containing allegations that Marwan was Israel's "master spy" in Cairo. … Read More
2003 59 Years Old Marwan's relationship with Israeli intelligence was also revealed in a 2003 book by Howard Blum, who learned of Marwan's activities from the head of Israeli Military Intelligence during the Yom Kippur War, General Eli Zeira.

LATE ADULTHOOD

2004 60 Years Old Despite these allegations having being made publicly, Marwan appeared to avoid any retaliation from Egypt. On October 6, 2004, two years after being named as a spy, Israeli intelligence officers observed Marwan being greeted warmly by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak; the only possible explanation, asserts Bregman, was that Marwan had been a double agent.
2007 64 Years Old Marwan died on June 27, 2007 at around 1 p.m. … Read More
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