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  9/9/2011, Elul 10, 5771

Israelis Arrested off the Straits of Tiran


It was disclosed on Friday that a number of Israelis, including crew members and security guards, were arrested by Egyptian officials, Wednesday, in a yacht in the Straits of Tiran at the southern end of the Gulf of Aqaba.

The yacht was confronted by an Egyptian coast-guard vessel. The security guards panicked and threw their weapons into the water. Following interrogation of the detainees and intervention by the Israeli Foreign Ministry, the Israelis were released to return to Israel.

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