After the IDF caught five Sudanese men trying to sneak into the country across the Lebanese border last overnight, they were questioned and returned subsequent to ascertaining the 5 were nefarious migrants, not potential terrorists.
Israeli forces caught five Sudanese men who tried to illegally enter the country across the Lebanese border overnight and sent them back, the army said in a statement.
A military spokeswoman told AFP it was believed the men had intended to seek work in Israel, which was home to more than 6,000 Sudanese asylum seekers as of January.
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IDF Lookout tower for watching Israel’s border with Lebanon.
According to an AP report, the Sudanese embassy is in contact with Egyptian authorities regarding status of 70 Sudanese nationals being detained in a Cairo prison after illegally entering the Sinai.
Egyptian authorities arrested some 70 Sudanese nationals as they attempted to enter Israel, Sudanese Foreign Ministry spokesman Ghareeb Allah Khidi said Saturday in a report on the SUNA news agency, according to the Associated Press.
The border fence along Israel’s border with Egypt near the Red Sea resort town of Eilat. – Photo: AFP
The Sudanese embassy was maintaining contact with Egyptian security authorities to follow up on the status and treatment of the Sudanese nationals, who had been detained in a Cairo prison, the spokesman said, according to the report. Continue Reading »