Sinai: Egypt arrests two Palestinians carrying a bomb

Egyptian security forces arrested two Palestinians carrying a bomb Saturday who managed to slip through the border with the Gaza Strip and were trying to sneak further into the Sinai Peninsula, security and policy officials said. Authorities arrested Hani Hamdan, 26, and his younger brother Rami, 21, in el-Massoura village, some 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) west of Egypt's border with Gaza, said a Sinai security official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to the media. A police official in Cairo confirmed the arrests, adding that the two were trying to reach the town of el-Arish, some 35 kilometers (22 miles) from the border, and move from there into southern Sinai where several beach resorts are located.