Israeli detained in Sinai after illegally crossing into Egypt
Published Sunday 10/03/2013 (updated) 11/03/2013 11:22
EL-ARISH, Egypt (Ma'an) -- Egyptian forces arrested an Israeli citizen in the Sinai town of Taba on Saturday after the man managed to cross into Egypt without a passport, Egyptian security sources said.
The unidentified man, a resident of Tel Aviv, was caught without any documentation and told Egyptian interrogators he had crossed over illegally from Eilat to visit the tomb of a Rabbi in the Egyptian city of Damanhour.
Security sources said the man is a drug addict and has been referred to Egypt's prosecution for further investigation.