Egypt Detains 157 Migrants En Route to Europe

“Egypt arrests 157 migrants headed to Italy,” from the AFP:

The Egyptian coast guard arrested 157 migrants of different nationalities including Palestinians on Sunday who had been planning to sail illegally in a rickety fishing boat from Egyptian shores to Italy, a security official said.

The official says the migrants included 43 Palestinians, 35 Sudanese and 18 Syrians. Women and children were among the migrants, who had been boarding the boat headed across the Mediterranean Sea from the Alexandrian district of Abu Qir…

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