$2 Million from Saudi Arabia Seized by Egypt from Hamas Parliamentarian at Gaza Border

[AFP/Middle East Times-Egypt] Hamas parliamentarian Mushir al-Masri, who tried to return from Egypt to Gaza, was briefly detained Tuesday when found to be carrying $2 million in a suitcase, which Egyptian authorities seized, Egyptian security officials said. Al-Masri spent Tuesday night on the Egyptian side of the border, apparently hoping that the money would be returned. (AP/International Herald Tribune) An Egyptian security official said, "The Palestinian deputy had informed the Egyptian side that he received this money, which is aid for the Palestinians, after a trip to Saudi Arabia."

2006-11-15 01:00:00

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