According to reports, the Israeli citizen kidnapped by armed Bedouins in the Sinai Peninsula together with a Belgian tourist is an Arab resident of Jaffo. Nevertheless, it is still unclear whether the incident is indeed a kidnapping.
The Egyptian newspaper Al Shuruq reported a senior security official said that two tourists were kidnapped while driving from Taba to Dahab in the southern Sinai Peninsula. Their driver notified the police of the kidnapping and said the tourists were an Arab-Israeli man and a Belgian woman. (Ron Ben-Yishai, Roi Kais)