Sunday, February 08, 2009

Egypt: Jordanian nurse detained by Egyptian securities at Rafah border, suspected of money laundring

A Jordanian nurse was detained by Egyptian securities at the Rafah border crossing on suspicion of money smuggling, local daily The Jordan Times on Sunday quoted a foreign ministry official as saying.

Salman Masaeed, the nurse, was reported missing on Thursday at Rafah on the way to Gaza, where he would join others to help Palestinians injured during the 22-day blistering Israeli attack that started on Dec. 27, 2008.

No further information was available from the Jordanian embassy in Cairo, especially whether Masaeed is suspected of smuggling money for Hamas in Gaza, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
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