Lord Moyne, known as an anti-Zionist British official, had been appointed Minister of State for the Middle East, and from his place of residence in Cairo is responsible for implementing distinctly anti-Zionist policies. The Jewish Lehi militia considers Lord Moyne to be responsible for the deportation of Jewish immigrant ships; thus they plot to assassinate him. Two of its members – Eliyahu Hakim and Eliyahu Bet-Zuri – carry out the assassination. They are subsequently caught and hanged by the British shortly afterwards.