Palestinian pilgrims trapped in Egypt

Close to two thousand Palestinian pilgrims who arrived in Egypt on Saturday protested Egyptian demands that they return to the Gaza Strip through an Israeli-controlled border crossing, security officials and pilgrims said.


The Palestinians, who recently finished their pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, arrived on two ferries at the port city of Nuweiba on the Sinai Peninsula from Jordan, an Egyptian security official said. Israeli officials have said the Egyptians agreed to have the pilgrims use the Aouja crossing. (AP)


פרסום ראשון: 12.29.07, 15:58