More details on Israeli arrested in Egypt
In an earlier post, I reported on the arrest of an Israeli in Egypt who was attempting to reach Gaza
to help the local 'Palestinians.'
I now have more details
on the case.
"The Israeli officer was arrested by national security forces on
December 29. State security is now interrogating him," a national state
security officer told Reuters.
Security sources in Sinai said the 24-year-old had been gathering
information about Sinai from drivers in the area near the Taba border
crossing between Egypt and Israel. The officer was taken to the Nuweiba
area in Sinai, where he was being questioned, the sources said.
Foreign Ministry confirmed that Andre Chetekov from Bat Yam was
detained upon arrival to the country, and said that it is making efforts
to find out more details.
Chetekov's mother told Army Radio
that her son got a visa to enter Egypt last week, and was scheduled to
meet friends from France in Cairo.
The man was reportedly a
left-wing activist, who lived in the Palestinian territories and
previously was denied a request for Palestinian citizenship.
was not carrying a passport when he entered Sinai and his name was not
on tourist arrival lists, according to the official Egyptian MENA news
Please tell me we're not going to ransom this guy.
Labels: anti-Israeli Israelis, Egypt, Gaza