March 11, 2013 - 12:00am

The Egyptian authorities on Sunday arrested an Israeli citizen due to sneaking into South Sinai governorate, local security sources told Xinhua.

"The Israeli man, identified as Gabriel Abu Shlomo, 29, did not have any identification papers or a passport," the security sources said.

According to the sources, Abu Shlomo traveled from Israel's Eilat to the Egyptian city of Taba and crossed the boarder on Saturday evening.

The arrestee admitted that he had intended to visit the grave of Rabbi Yaakov Abuhatzeira, a Jewish holy site, in Damanhur city of Egypt's Beheira governorate and then immigrate to Morocco, the sources said.

"The investigation unveiled that the man is a drug addict," the source added.


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