Former Egyptian diplomat in Israel assaulted by his brother

The former head of the Egyptian consulate in Eilat was almost killed by his younger brother three weeks ago, according to Al-Masr Al-Youm, after the latter accused him of "treason" and being an "infidel" for assuming a diplomatic post in Israel.

The paper ran an interview with Consul Hassan Eissa, 70, who said his one-year-younger brother, Ali, is religious and related by marriage to Sheikh Omar Abdel Kafi. Ali, who's apparently some company manager, accused his diplomat brother on a number of occasions of being an "infidel" for accepting to represent Mubarak's regime in Israel. Finally Ali tried to overrun him by his car in front of the Shooting Club in Dokki three weeks ago.