On 6 November 1944, Bet Zuri and Eliyahu Hakim assassinated Lord Moyne in Cairo. They were caught immediately and put on trial before a military court. At the trial, Bet-Zuri gave a decidedly nationalist Speech, inspired by the Canaanite movement in Palestine. He condemned his judges as a member of an oppressed people fighting against colonial occupation. While this won him considerable support among the Egyptian public, he and Hakim were both sentenced to death. They were hanged in Cairo on 22 March 1945, singing Hatikvah, the Zionist anthem, from the gallows.