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Egypt returns Israeli teens after border hopping

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Two Israeli teens arrested in Egypt after intentionally bicycling across the border were returned.

Original reports overnight Monday said the teens had been kidnapped after accidentally crossing the border.

They were returned to Israel early Tuesday after hours of negotiation between Israeli and Egyptian security forces, and taken for questioning by police, according to reports.

The boys, both 18, confessed that they had intentionally crossed the border to have a "daring adventure" before they entered the Israel Defense Forces.
 

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