5 Israelis stopped in Egypt after crossing over by accident

May 1, 2011 21:01

Five Israelis were detained by the Egyptian military on Sunday after they accidentally crossed the border near Eilat. The five were hiking near Nachal Gershon and accidentally crossed the border.

They were captured by Egyptian soldiers who brought them to a nearby holding facility. The IDF and Foreign Ministry was in contact with the Egyptian military and government to secure the release of the five hikers.

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