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Tribesman Threatens to Kill 2 Americans Kidnapped in Sinai

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Pastor Michael Louis, who was abducted in the Sinai desert. Photo: Louis Family.

ABC News – A Bedouin tribesman is threatening to kill two Americans he kidnapped Friday in Egypt’s Sinai Desert if he’s arrested.

Jirmy Abu-Masuh, 32, of the Tarbeen tribe, said in an interview that the Americans are being treated well — they’ve been given tea and a traditional Bedouin meal of lamb — but they won’t be released until his uncle, who is in an Egyptian prison, is released as well. His uncle was taken into custody for refusing to pay 100 dollars in a bribe to police officers at a check point.

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