Lebanese Hezbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah made a dramatic appearance on Hizbullah TV on Saturday, which was also telecast on the Israel Broadcasting Authority TV news.
During the appearance, Mr. Nasrallah accused Egypt of arresting a Hezbollah member who had been “only offering logistical help” to Palestinians in Hamas-run Gaza.
Egyptian police have confirmed they detained a man they say was transporting $2 million to north Sinai to be smuggled into the Gaza Strip to Hamas, security sources said on Saturday.
The man, Hassan Mohamed Hassouna, was detained in Cairo along with his driver and 8-year-old son about a week ago, the sources said. Mr. Hassouna named three other men as accomplices during his interrogation.
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This is not the first time that this has occurred. In March, Egyptian security forces blocked two Hamas officials from entering the Gaza Strip with around $900,000 in cash; and in February they forced Hamas official Ayman Taha to deposit more than $11 million in cash in a bank in al-Arish.
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