Mohamed Raafat Shehata

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Mohamed Raafat Shehata
Director of the General Intelligence Directorate
In office
19 September 2012 – 5 July 2013
President Mohamed Morsi
Preceded by Murad Muwafi
Succeeded by Mohamed Ahmed Farid
Personal details
Nationality Egyptian

Major-General Mohamed Raafat Shehata Abdel Wahed is an Egyptian soldier and intelligence officer, who was Director of the Egyptian General Intelligence Directorate (EGID) from September 2012 to July 2013. At the beginning of his career in the Intelligence Service he worked for the Egyptian Strategic Research Center.[1]

Career[edit]

Major-General Raafat Shehata is the former commander of the Republican Guard. He was said to have helped negotiate the prisoner swap deal between Hamas and Israel, including the release of imprisoned Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, in October 2011. He was undersecretary of EGID since early 2012, and appointed as acting director of the EGID by President Mohamed Morsi on 8 August 2012 after Murad Muwafi was sacked.[2] On 18 September 2012, he was promoted as Egypt's new EGID director.[3]

After the 2013 Egyptian coup, Raafat Shehata was replaced as EGID Director by Mohamed Ahmed Farid.[4] He was appointed Counsellor of Security Affairs of the acting Egyptian President Adly Mansour.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.majalla.com/arb/2012/10/article55239319
  2. ^ Sinai attack was final straw for Egypt spy chief, Ahram Online, 10 August 2012.
  3. ^ "Egypt president appoints new head of General Intelligence". Ahram Online. 19 September 2012. Retrieved 24 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Egypt interim president appoints new intelligence chief". Ahram Online. 5 July 2013. Retrieved 15 July 2013.