An appeals court in the southern Sinai Peninsula delayed, Thursday, a ruling in the appeal of Israeli Andrei Pshenichnikov of his two-year sentence in an attempt to enter Gaza through the Sinai without Egyptian permission. The new date is at the end of next month. Pshenichnikov's attorney noted that African infiltrators are sentenced to half a year. She said the original court decision was to make Pshenichnikov's sentence more severe because the court saw him as an infiltrator from a hostile country, in spite of the peace agreement between Egypt and Israel.
The attorney said Pshenichnikov went on a hunger strike for a few days but she convinced him to stop it.