Report: Egypt allowed IDF troops to cross into Sinai to arrest African migrants

August 7, 2015 22:41

Egypt permitted an Israeli army patrol to cross into the Sinai Peninsula and evacuate African refugees who were shot by Egyptian troops as they were trying to scale the wall along the border, the Arab-language daily Asharq al-Awsat reported on Thursday.

According to the London-based newspaper, the incident occurred on August 1, when a group of 15 migrants from Sudan and Eritrea sought to illegally enter Israel through Egyptian territory.

While some of them were shot by Egyptian troops, others managed to cross into Israel though they were later arrested.

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