Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
EL-ARISH, Egypt -- Egyptian security officials say a former
sergeant in the Israeli army has been detained for 15 days for
investigation into his illegal entry from Israel into the Sinai
The authorities say the 24 year-old unarmed Israeli has been in custody since Friday. They announced the arrest Monday.
officials said Tuesday he is under investigation in the Red Sea resort
town of Sharm el-Sheikh for allegedly trying to reach the Gaza Strip
through Sinai. They have identified him as Andrew Yaacoub Cheteko.
in Israel as Andre Pshenichnikov, the Jewish immigrant from Tajikistan
made headlines last year when he announced he wanted to move to a West
Bank refugee camp in solidarity with Palestinians there.
The security officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.