Israel: Ex-Soldier Detained in Egypt
A former Israeli soldier, 24, known in Israel for his pro-Palestinian activism and radical views, was detained in Egypt, apparently having entered the country without travel documents, Israeli news media reported on Monday. The man, identified as Andrey Pshenichnikov, was recently detained in Israel after residing for a while in a Palestinian refugee camp in the West Bank; he was charged with entering Palestinian territory, which is off limits to Israeli citizens. After his release he told the newspaper Haaretz that he supported the armed Palestinian resistance. Israeli Foreign Ministry officials said that they had requested information from the Egyptian authorities and were awaiting a response. Citing unnamed Egyptian officials, The Associated Press reported that Mr. Pshenichnikov was trying to reach Gaza through Sinai to fight alongside Palestinians.
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Posted by: tipper 2013-01-01