Egyptian police arrest six migrants trying to sneak into Israel

10:54, July 11, 2010      

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Egyptian border guards on Saturday arrested six illegal migrants as they were trying to sneak into Israel through the borders at its northern Sinai Peninsula.

A local security source with the Rafah terminal told Xinhua that an Ethiopian and five Eritreans were arrested while attempting to infiltrate into Israel through a cross border point in the Egyptian town of Rafah.

The source added that the arrested migrants had been transferred to investigators, who confessed to trying to sneak into Israel with the help of smugglers.

Egyptian-Israeli borders have long been a transit for illegal African migrants who seek jobs in Israel.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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