|When Khater's trial opened, a wave of protest rallies took place throughout Egypt, and some 140 people were arrested, most of them at , where Khater had been a law student||The glorification of Khater in the Egyptian media was echoed in other Arab countries, where many hailed him as a hero and role model|
|As soon as Khater's death was announced, angry university and school students protested||In adulthood, Khater joined the Egyptian as part of his mandatory national service|
Khater was found dead in January 1986, hanged in his jail cell, and the cause of his death was officially determined to be suicide.6
|In popular culture [ ] In 2018, two years after its first debut in Alexandria, an Egyptian under the name of Khater was performed onstage in the and Cairo Sporting club||Public support [ ] An Iranian postage stamp issued in Khater's honor Khater's sentence was opposed by public pressure created by the , the main opposition party in Egypt at that time|
|The opposition press ran various articles attempting to justify his actions, including that the Israeli tourists were spies caught photographing secret military installations, that they spat on and tore up an , that half-naked Israeli women offended the religiously observant Khater, or that the tourists attacked him||The forensic report said that he committed suicide, his family disagreed and refused to believe it|
He was court-martialed, found guilty, and sentenced to life in prison with hard labor on December 28, 1985.
|Suicide in Egyptian culture is not a common behavior, and the family of a person who committed suicide can get shunned by the community||Retrieved 25 Jan 2021 — via|
|Special to the New York Times 8 Jan 1986|
In addition, the government of issued a postage stamp reading "In honour of the martyrdom of Sulayman Khater, Hero of Sinai" and named a street in for him.