Report: Egypt allowed IDF troops to cross into Sinai for mission
Asharq al-Awsat reported that on August 1, a group of 15 migrants from Sudan and Eritrea sought to illegally enter Israel through Egyptian territory.
Egypt permitted an Israeli army patrol to cross into the Sinai Peninsula and evacuate African refugees who were shot by Egyptian troops as they were trying to scale the wall along the border, the Arab-language daily Asharq al-Awsat reported on Thursday.
According to the London-based newspaper, the incident occurred on August 1, when a group of 15 migrants from Sudan and Eritrea sought to illegally enter Israel through Egyptian territory.
While some of them were shot by Egyptian troops, others managed to cross into Israel though they were later arrested.
Asharq al-Awsat quoted sources as saying that the migrants who were shot were rushed to Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba for treatment. The others were taken to the Saharonim detention center in southern Israel.
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