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        2/5/2011, Adar 1, 5771

      Israeli Released After Arrest in Egypt


      Israeli citizen Tomer Sehayek was arrested and later released by Egyptian police in the Sinai Peninsula.

      He told Channel 2 news, "I saw the huge mess in the streets when I was in Cairo, so I preferred to go outside the capital. It was scary when I stopped, but the stay itself in custody was not scarier than the usual concerns of being in a foreign country. They asked me standard questions," said Sehayek.

      The Sinai Peninsula was part of Israel until the Camp David Accords in the late 1970's and early 1980s when it was relinquished to Egypt. It continues to be a popular site for Israeli hikers and backpackers.