Camel and desert.
(photo credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Egyptian security forces detained an Israeli motorcyclist on Saturday. The man crossed the border into Egypt near Wadi Lavan, apparently inadvertently.
The motorcyclist is Sagi Shhori, 36 year-old married Kadesh Barnea resident and the father of a 5-year-old boy.
Egyptian police are questioning him, but say he might have strayed into Egypt accidentally.
Shhori has been taken to Rafah for questioning. The fact he was carrying a revolver on him when arrested, may complicate attempts to secure his release.
The IDF liaison unit to Egypt is working on his release, Israel Radio
reported they were confident Shhori would be released soon, based on
the fact his crossing of the border seemed to be an accident.
Hanegev region officials confirm that the border was most likely
crossed inadvertently. The signs marking the border around the area
Shhori was found were washed away in the floods a few months back, and
security officials on both sides have not taken action to replace them
The Israeli government is looking to put up a land
barrier along the Sinai border to prevent hostile infiltration and
smuggling, but it is only in the planning stages.