Thursday, September 22, 2011

Egyptian authorities: Security forces detain 4 Palestinians

EL-ARISH, Egypt (Ma’an) -- Egyptian security forces detained four Palestinians on Wednesday who had entered Egypt through underground tunnels connecting to the Gaza Strip.

Egyptian authorities said that their visas to enter Egypt had expired and they are still investigating the reason for their entry to Egypt.

Egyptian security officials said that the low number of passengers allowed to enter Egypt via the Rafah crossing leads people to try and enter the country illegally via other routes.