Israeli arrested in Sinai after bullets found in bag at border crossing

Daniel Haim, 24 of Holon, is latest young man to be held after forgetting ammunition rounds in luggage

Illustrative: Handgun bullets. (Michal Oska, iStock via Getty Images)
Illustrative: Handgun bullets. (Michal Oska, iStock via Getty Images)

A young Israeli man was arrested Thursday while crossing over to Egypt through the southern Taba Crossing after five handgun bullets were found in his bags.

Daniel Haim, 24, from Holon, works as a security guard and apparently forgot the bullets in the bag when packing.

Haim is currently under arrest in the Sinai town of Nuweiba, with his remand extended by 15 days. His lawyer is considering appealing the decision.

Multiple Israelis have been arrested in the past after bullets were found in pockets of their bags — usually young men just recently out of the army.

Most cases end after a few days with deportation and potentially a fine.

The Foreign Ministry said it was aware of the incident and was dealing with the matter through its channels.

View of the empty Taba crossing between Israel and Egypt, as seen from the southern Israeli city of Eilat, January 28, 2021. (Flash90)

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