On Sunday, Egyptian Security apprehended an Israeli national, Ibrahim Shlomi, on his arrival at the city of Taba in the South Sinai Peninsula along the Egypt-Israel border.
The official Egyptian Middle East News Agency said that “security forces in the South Sinai have succeeded in arresting an Israeli infiltrator who entered Taba under the pretext of fleeing to Morocco”.
It added that the Director of South Sinai Security, Major General Mahmoud al-Hifnawi, had received intelligence from Major General Magdi Mossa, the Director of Criminal Investigations, which led to the arrest of the Israeli infiltrator.
The agency added that, “the accused said during interrogations that he is a fugitive from Israel and would like to return to Morocco, his native country.” He was referred to the public prosecution for investigation and the Israeli embassy was informed of the incident.
This is the second infiltration of this kind in less than three months. Egyptian Security caught a young Israeli with Russian citizenship, Andre Jacob, (a former sergeant in the army) as he attempted to slip into Taba after midnight on January 1st.