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Tuesday, January 01, 2013

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.

The 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.

He 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 agency.
Please tell me we're not going to ransom this guy.

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At 5:24 PM, Blogger Shy Guy said...

They can keep him.

Seriously, if they do to him what they do to infidel hostages in Afghanistan, he has it coming.

But we'll need someone to accept his well deserved Darwin Award in his absence.

At 5:50 PM, Blogger Empress Trudy said...

Seems like he's where he's wanted to be. Leave him there.


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