Egyptian security sources reported that the Egyptian Authorities handed the body of an Arab man to Tel Aviv after he was shot and killed by Egyptian border police fire on the Israel-Egypt border. The man is believed to be a smuggler.The man was identified as Taher Salem Al-Matl, 35; he holds an Israeli citizenship, and his body was handed to the Israeli side on Wednesday evening.

Al-Matl was killed when the Egyptian Border Police noticed three “smugglers” trying to
escape from an Israeli Army jeep, and when they ran towards the Egyptian side of the border, the police opened fire at them killing two.

Al-Matl was wearing an Israeli military uniform; the incident took place south of the Al-Oja terminal.