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March 13, 2012 1:50 pm

Two Israeli Arabs Sentenced to Life Terms by Egypt for Smuggling Weapons

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Smuggling tunnel along Israel-Egypt border. Photo: wiki commons.

Haaretz – An Egyptian court Monday sentenced two Israeli Arabs and a Ukrainian to life imprisonment for smuggling weapons from Israel through the Taba border crossing.

The Ukrainian, Eduard Bablovich, and a Kafr Kara resident, Muad Zahalka, were sentenced at the Ismailia criminal court after being held in custody since October last year. The third defendant, Mamoun abdel Fatah Elalimi, who is currently in Israel, was convicted in absentia. In addition to the prison sentence, the court imposed a 63,000 Egyptian pound fine on the defendants.

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