Egyptians gun down two more African refugees

Tuesday, September 09, 2008 |  Israel Today Staff

Egyptian soldiers shot and killed two Sudanese refugees as they tried to cross the border into southern Israel on Tuesday morning. A third refugee was wounded in the shooting.

Dozens of Sudanese and other African refugees have been killed by Egyptian troops while trying to seek asylum in the Jewish state over the past year.

The ongoing violence in Sudan's western Darfur region has produced an influx of refugees into Egypt over the past several years. But many of those refugees, upon finding their Egyptian hosts less-than-welcoming, have made the torturous journey across the Sinai Peninsula in hopes of better treatment at the hands of the Jews.

There has been very little media coverage of and virtually no international outcry against Egypt's brutal treatment of the refugees.

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