16 Sudanese investigated over entry to Sinai restricted zone
Armed forces in Sinai during a patrol - YOUM7 (Archive)

CAIRO: North Sinai security agencies began Saturday investigating 16 Sudanese who were arrested in South Rafah border area, where non-Egyptians are banned to entry, Youm7 reported.

A security patrol suspected a group of people moving in the area, and are suspected of attempting to enter Israel, Youm7 quoted a security source .

Upon the results of the investigations, the arrested suspects, if proved not dangerous, will be either referred to judicial authorities or deported to their country.

In June 2015, the Central Security Forces in North Sinai thwarted an illegal immigration attempt into Israel by 26 people who hold African nationalities through shared borders in Sinai, state-run Middle East News Agency reported.

Around 17 Sudanese nationals were referred to military prosecution in July 2015 over attempted illegal immigration to Israel.

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