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  11/2/2012, Cheshvan 17, 5773

Lawless Sinai Poses Great Danger for African Migrants


Against the backdrop of debate in Israel of what to do with the thousands of African refugees in Israel and those that continue to pour into the country, mostly from Sudan and Eritrea, a larger problem is looming – before they reach the border with Israel these refugees face kidnapping by criminal gangs in Sinai and it seems the Egyptian police cannot get a grip on this lawless region.