Egyptian police killed a Sudanese migrant who tried to cross illegally into Israel.
The would-be border-jumper was shot dead Sunday near the Egyptian Sinai’s frontier with Israel.
He was the 17th African known to have been killed by Egyptian forces en route to hoped-for jobs or sanctuary in the Jewish state.
Facing a deluge of undocumented refugees from Darfur or other illegal African immigrants, Israel last year asked Egypt to crack down on the foot traffic in the Sinai.
Thousands of Africans attempt the dangerous trip each year, according to Amnesty International.
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