Egyptian security sources said that Andre Pshenichnikov, 24, has entered the Sinai Peninsula via one of the border crossings in order to perform "a dangerous mission for one of the Israeli security services." According to a report by the Palestinian news agency Maan, an Israeli delegation arrived in Cairo on Monday to discuss the man's condition. This report was not confirmed by other sources.
The Foreign Ministry said that the ministry "is checking the circumstances of the arrest and is in contact with the relevant authorities in Egypt." (Roi Kais and Shiri Hadar)