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Egypt stops 600 Africans from entering Israel

Egypt has stopped close to 600 mostly Africans from slipping into Israel so far this year, killing 19 of them.

The largest number of refugees attempting to cross into Israel is 249 Eritreans, Ha’aretz reported Friday; quoting Egyptian “security sources.”Sudanese, Nigerians and Ivorians also feature among the 587 who have been stopped.

Israel has pressed Egypt to stem the flow of Africans across its border. On Friday, Egyptian forces shot and wounded a Sudanese man attempting to enter Israel.

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