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Infiltration from Sinai Down 50%

"Last year we counted 6,000 infiltrators in this season. This year we are at 2,500 infiltrators," says security source.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 5/11/2011, 9:25 PM / Last Update: 5/11/2011, 9:45 PM

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The rate of infiltration into Israel from Sinai has dipped by 50% in the past year, a senior security source told Arutz Sheva's Haggai Huberman. "Last year we counted 6,000 infiltrators in this season. This year we are at 2,500 infiltrators."

"The Egyptians are making efforts to prevent the entry of infiltrators," the security official said. "There is good cooperation with the Egyptians."
 
The Sinai desert, however, is "turning into a black hole, an area without a country [in charge of it] and with many terror elements," the source added. "The Egyptians are focusing their anti-terror efforts on Rafiah, El Arish and Sharm al-Sheikh. Yet we are preparing ourselves for terrorism from Sinai. Not just Palestinian but also by the world jihad."
 
MK Yaakov “Ketzaleh” Katz charged earlier this year that Hamas traffics in organs of African infiltrators as they make their way to Israel through the Sinai Peninsula.  
 
Katz, who chairs the Knesset Committee on Foreign Workers, presented the Knesset with a document based on reports by the Italian Everyone Group, which cited sources over several years describing various forms of abuse, including murder, torture, rape and kidnapping for ransom of would-be infiltrators from Eritrea.