Egyptian police kill 2 trying to cross into Israel

November 1, 2005 17:03
1 minute read.


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Egyptian Police have killed two Bedouin smugglers who were trying to sneak across the Sinai desert border into Israel, a senior police officer said Tuesday. Suleiman Salama, 21, and Salem Musleh, 38, were shot dead Monday night while approaching the Egyptian-Israel border in the district of Arijan, said Gen. Ali Makhamer of the police in Northern Sinai province. Both men belonged to the Bedouin people who live in the Sinai peninsula. The two men's bodies were found with packets of cigarettes and tobacco that they were presumably intending to sell on the Israeli side, Makhamer said. Smuggling across the Israeli-Egyptian border is common. In the past, Israel complained that Palestinian militants were smuggling arms through tunnels from Egypt to the Gaza Strip. Israel accused the Egyptian government of turning a blind eye to the cross-border gun running. Egypt denied the allegation.

More about:Israel, Gaza Strip, Egypt, Ali

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

March 23, 2019
Islamic State defeated, "caliphate" eliminated - U.S.-backed SDF