Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Monday, July 23, 2007

Sudanese woman shot dead trying to enter Israel

Egyptian police shot and killed a Sudanese woman and seriously wounded four others trying to sneak into Israel from the Sinai Peninsula on Sunday, a local police officer said, according to the New York Times.

Many refugees trying to enter Israel from Egypt have recently been arrested, and some wounded, by police, but Haja Abbas Haroun’s death was the first of its kind.

The incident, during which border guards also arrested 22 refugees, took place at the central Sinai town of Al-Aouja, about 62 miles south of the Rafah border crossing. Eighteen from the group, including Haroun and three of the wounded, were from the Darfur region. The rest were from Eritrea and the Ivory Coast.

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