Egypt Kills 2 Israel-bound Smugglers (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gavriel Queenann 03/27/12)
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Egyptian troops on Tuesday killed two smugglers attempting to enter
The IDF spokesperson´s office said a patrol identified the group
along the border with Egypt and fired warning shots toward them.
The smugglers reportedly fled into Egypt along with Arab contacts
from the Israeli side. It is unknown what, if any, contraband they
were attempting to bring into Israel.
Egyptian security officials confirmed killing one Egyptian Bedouin
and one Israeli Arab in a tersely worded official statement.
Since the fall of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak early last
year, the Sinai Peninsula has become haven for arms and drug
smugglers, terrorists, and illegal workers trying to cross into
Israel is building an electronic barrier along the 230-kilometer (150-
mile) border with Egypt to keep terrorists and illegal immigrants out.
Last week, Israel indicted a Hamas terrorist from Gaza who was
planning to stage the kidnapping of an Israeli soldier from Gaza, and
to aid a squad of suicide bombers in reaching the Israeli city of
Earlier this month, Egypt sentenced two Israeli Arabs and one
Ukrainian man in Sinai to life in prison for arms smuggling.
In August 2011, terrorists staging from Gaza ambushed an Israeli
civilian bus in a deadly attack that left 8 Israelis dead.
Before the border incident Tuesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin
Netanyahu visited the barrier and pledged to have it completed soon.
(IsraelNationalNews © 2012 03/27/12)
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