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Egypt says detained Israeli was trying to reach Gaza to fight alongside Palestinians

Israeli national Andre Pshenichnikov, 24, has been detained in Egypt since Friday, his family reported. The Foreign Ministry of Israel confirmed the information and launched an investigation of the case.

Egyptian security officials confirmed that they have arrested Pshenichnikov after he illegally entered from Israel into the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula near the Taba crossing.

According to the officials, he was trying to reach the Gaza Strip through Sinai to fight alongside Palestinians.


Friends of Israeli held in Egypt insist he's 'a peacenik' -

Andre Pshenichnikov's friends defended him Tuesday, saying he is neither a spy nor a terrorist, "Just a peace activist." "Andre is a sensitive, kind and non-violent guy," one of them said, adding, "I hope the State will help him even though he's a leftist."


Pshenichnikov's mother, Svetlana, told Ynet: "He was planning to meet

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Added: Jan-2-2013 Occurred On: Jan-2-2013
By: aydeo
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Tags: Egypt, Sinai, Israeli national, Peace activist
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  • My experience tells me that leftists are the most violent and intolerant of them all.

    Most, if not all of the recent political attacks in the worlds history have been carried out by Left wing terrorists.

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    • @Value343
      Or Muslims. Don't forget their friends the muslims. It's just like when the Left and the Muslim worked and trained and outsourced to each other during the 60's and 70's.

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  • Hopefully Egypt will hold him in a nice Egyptian prison for a long time, pending his trial in a Islamic Court for being a Jew Spy, of which he is surely guilty, because he is a jew, or so his mother says.....so she could get out of Russia.
    Did the egyptians find him hiding behind a rock? Did the rock call out "A Jew is hiding behind me!"?

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  • Why would Egypt be upset that he was going to fight with the palestinians?

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  • what a stupid asshole.... nothing better to do is his sorry life..

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  • Fuckin captured a Mossad agent and the best they could do is say this Jew wanted to go into Hamas held territory? Highly unlikely.

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