Monday, April 5, 2010

Egypt detains 3 from Gaza in Al-Arish

Al-Arish – Ma'an – Egyptian state detectives on Monday detained three Palestinians from the Gaza Strip alleged to be illegally staying in Al-Arish after entering Egypt through Gaza's underground tunnel complex.

Egyptian security sources told Ma'an that state detectives received information that three Palestinian men were staying in a chalet on the beach near the city to attend spring festivals. Security forces stormed the chalet and detained the Palestinians, sources added.

The sources further said that following interrogation, the detainees could be sentenced to one year probation and a fine of 1,000 Egyptian pounds if it is discovered that it was their first time illegally entering Egypt.