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  1/1/2013, Tevet 19, 5773

Israeli Detained in Egypt Photographed Security Equipment

Andrei Pashnichikov, the Israeli who has been imprisoned in Egypt since Friday, was arrested after taking photographs of security equipment, an Egyptian official said on Monday.

The official told the Reuters news agency that the 24-year-old was detained in the Taba region of the Sinai Peninsula after he snuck through a border crossing and took photographs of security property and talked to drivers.