Two Israelis were killed and five others were injured in a car accident near Nueiba in the eastern Sinai Peninsula on Thursday.
The two killed Israelis were identified as Moshe Matan Luzon, 25, from Petah Tikva and Yuval Keshet, 24, from Haifa. Their bodies arrived in Israel through the Taba Crossing on Friday morning.
The Foreign Ministry worked together with private insurance companies and the relevant authorities to find safe ways to evacuate the injured to Israel. Helicopters with soldiers from the 669 Rescue Unit were sent to evacuate the injured, the IDF said, but the Egyptian authorities refused to allow them to land in Egypt, KAN News reported.
“She said the Egyptian driver drove fast, took everyone toward the border and then collided head-on with the car coming toward them.”Father of one of the injured Israelis
Crossing into Eilat
The injured were brought to a clinic in Nueiba, from where they were taken by Red Crescent ambulances to the Taba crossing for treatment at Joseftal Hospital in Eilat.
The father of one of the injured Israelis told N12: “She said the Egyptian driver drove fast, took everyone toward the border and then collided head-on with the car coming toward them.”
The evacuation of the injured was delayed due to the Egyptians requiring them to sign forms and undergo a bureaucratic process in a local court.