Egyptian police on Tuesday arrested an Israeli tourist crossing into Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula after finding bullets in one of his bags.
The man was named as Nir Itach, 24, from the central city of Rehovot.
Nir’s brother Almog said the bullets were left by mistake in his bag from the army.
“He probably had some bullets left over from basic training. He had not touched this bag for years and suddenly he decided to take it. I don’t know why,” he told Channel 2 news.
The Foreign Ministry said it was working to secure Itach’s release.