Egyptian teen arrested for trying to become suicide bomber in Gaza

September 23, 2007 17:08


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An Egyptian teen was arrested Sunday as he tried to sneak into Gaza to join suicide bombers there, the Interior Ministry said. The 16-year-old was arrested for a second time in six months at the Rafah crossing in the Sinai and the ministry said "he confessed he wanted to meet with elements of Palestinian resistance in Gaza to explode himself in a suicide operation against the Israelis." After his prior arrest, the teenager had been handed over to his family due to his young age. It wasn't immediately clear what Egytian authorities will do this time. People under 18 are considered minors.

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