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Egypt detains man transporting $2M for Hamas

Man detained along with driver, eight-year-old son about week ago, security sources said

Egyptian police have detained a man they say was transporting $2 million to north Sinai to be smuggled into the Gaza Strip to Hamas, security sources said on Saturday.


The man, Hassan Mohamed Hassouna, was detained in Cairo along with his driver and eight-year-old son around a week ago, the sources said. The child was returned to his family in north Sinai after spending three days in detention, they added.


The sources said Hassouna named three other men as accomplices during his interrogation.


In March, Egyptian security forces blocked two Hamas officials from entering the Gaza Strip with around $900,000 in cash, and in February they forced Hamas official Ayman Taha to deposit more than $11 million in cash in a bank in al-Arish.


Lebanon's Hizbullah said on Friday that Egyptian authorities had arrested a Hizbullah member who had been offering logistical help to Palestinians in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.


פרסום ראשון: 04.11.09, 19:10
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