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  Sivan 22, 5777 , 16/06/17

Egypt: Dozens of activists arrested amid calls to protest island transfer

Egyptian police on Friday arrested dozens of activists in the face of opposition calls for protests after parliament passed a controversial agreement to hand over two islands to Saudi Arabia, AFP reported.

Opponents of the government accuse it of trading the Red Sea islands, Tiran and Sanafir, for Saudi funding.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)

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