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  Tevet 19, 5773 , 01/01/13

Detained Israeli Moved to Cairo, Refuses to Speak

Egyptian sources claim that Andrei Pashnichikov, the Israeli who has been imprisoned in Egypt since Friday, was transferred to Cairo for questioning, after he refused to clarify to authorities the reason for his visit to Egypt. 

An Egyptian official on Monday told the Reuters news agency that the Israeli was detained in the Taba region of the Sinai Peninsula after he snuck through a border crossing and took photographs of security property.

Previous reports claim the individual crossed into Egypt in an effort to gain entry into Gaza. 

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