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Sudanese migrant worker shot dead after trying to cross Israeli border

Police also detained a Nepalese man and woman and two Eritreans and four Chinese who also tried to cross into Israel illegally.

  • Agencies
  • Published: 15:06 February 19, 2008
  • Gulf News

Ismailia: Egyptian police shot dead a Sudanese migrant and detained eight others trying to cross Egypt's border illegally and enter Israel, security officials said on Tuesday.

Sinai is the main route for traffickers trying to take mainly African migrants into the Jewish state for work or asylum.

Security officials said, that police shot Ermeniry Khasheef in the back as he attempted to cross the border south of the Sinai town of Rafah, ignoring orders to stop.

Police also detained a Nepalese man and woman and two Eritreans and four Chinese who also tried to cross into Israel illegally, the officials said.

Police fatally shot an Eritrean woman on the border last week and detained her two daughters.

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