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Egypt Arrests Two Palestinians In Sinai

author Sunday April 29, 2012 16:26author by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC & Agencies Report post

The Egyptian Security Forces arrested, Sunday, two Palestinians at a roadblock in Sinai after claiming that the two entered Egypt illegally.

File - Armored Egyptian Militatry Vehicle -

The Egyptian Ahram daily reported that the Egyptian Security Forces were tipped about “Palestinians entering Egypt illegally”, through the siege-busting tunnels along the border between Gaza and Egypt.

The two were detained at a roadblock in Baloutha area, north of Sinai.

They were identified as Bassam Mahmoud Baraka, 34, and Haitham Ibrahim Tafesh, 36. They were moved to an Egyptian security base for interrogation.

Dozens of Palestinians were previously arrested by Egypt for entering the country through the tunnels.

category arab world | gaza siege | news report author email saed at imemc dot org
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