Egypt police kill African migrant at Israel border – EL-ARISH, Egypt (Reuters)

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Egyptian police shot dead an African migrant trying to cross the border into Israel on Friday, security and medical sources said, the latest killing in an upsurge of violence at the sensitive frontier. (more…)

Egyptian police shot dead an African migrant trying to cross the border into Israel on Friday, security and medical sources said, the latest killing in an upsurge of violence at the sensitive frontier.

The man, who was shot in the chest and right leg, was announced dead on arrival at Egypt’s Rafah hospital, a medical source said. His nationality was not immediately known. A 20-year-old Eritrean was arrested as the pair tried to breach barbed wire between the two countries, a security source said. Police ordered the men to stop, opening fire when the migrants failed to do so.

The state news agency MENA later said 14 Eritrean and Ethiopian migrants had been arrested trying to enter Israel from different points along the border. MENA did not provide the dead man’s nationality or identity.

At least seven African migrants have been killed at the border since mid-May, after a six-month lull. At least 28 migrants were killed at the border last year.

Analysts and aid workers say the migration route from the Horn of Africa through Egypt to Israel has seen increased migrant flow as other routes, such as via Libya to Europe, become more difficult. [nLS359973]

Eritreans are the single largest group of migrants attempting to cross into Israel.

Monthly migrant arrests by Egypt at the border have surged, rising five-fold in May to 55 and then doubling again to 114 in June and 160 in July, security sources said. That compares to just six arrests in January.

Cairo, which had for years tolerated tens of thousands of African migrants on its territory, has deported hundreds of Eritrean asylum seekers back to Asmara despite objections from the United Nations, which feared they could face torture. (Reporting by Yusri Mohamed; Writing by Alastair Sharp; Editing by Samia Nakhoul)

  1. alazar
    | #1

    live under weyane TPLF adminsration. The only salvation for ethiopia is ethiopian to work with Iasyas of eritrea to overthrow weyane TPLF government. The looser between ethiopian-eritrea coopeartion is the tigrain people. Isayas of eritrea believe united sudan & united ethiopia, not ethnic based politics like weyane TPLF. you only have to lister the interview in gave to Elias of ethiopian review. make your judgement. weyane fear is that ethiopian will work with eritrean government. that is weyane worest fear.

  2. alazar
    | #2

    ethiopian can not live under weyane TPLF adminsration. The only salvation for ethiopia is ethiopian to work with Iasyas of eritrea to overthrow weyane TPLF government. The looser between ethiopian-eritrea coopeartion is the tigrain people. Isayas of eritrea believe united sudan & united ethiopia, not ethnic based politics like weyane TPLF. you only have to lister the interview in gave to Elias of ethiopian review. make your judgement. weyane fear is that ethiopian will work with eritrean government. that is weyane worest fear.

  3. perplexed
    | #3

    alazar, did you even read the news? it says, eritreans are the majority of the migrants and i hope you wont blame tplf for that. eritreans are running from the brutal dictatorship of isayas. what makes you think that isayas will help ethiopians achieve freedom and democracy when he is not even willing to let eritreans have one as promised in the thirty years war? did he become all of a sudden more ethiopian than eritrean, that the misery of ethiopians concerns him more than the eritreans? he is someone who wishes the dooms day of ethiopia and we are no fool to help him achieve that. simply put, the majority of ethiopians will never thrust isayas let alone cooperate with him so that his dying regime and so called country could keep breathing for a little while.

  4. alex
    | #4

    well the way i look at it if we are cooperating with isayas and so isaias want to use as to victemised the tigray people.if that is the enginer eliaskifle plans.1st of allthe tigrians are well managed to defend them selfes against eriterian hamasen agression.and proud of ethiopianswho are standing with them as iam from amhara and i have been army officer to the derg regime. to be honest with u i hate TPLF BUT I WILL SACREFIE TO THE PEOPLE OF TIGRAY 101%

  5. Asfaw
    | #5

    Firs of all the international bodies have to do something this monster government of Egypt that killing fallow Africans (Human being) like an animal. No one should kill any one unless they are armed and dangers.
    We have to speak up.

    Second of all alazar, let me tell you something that you know as well as I do I don’t see a deference between TPLF(weyane) and EPLF(shabia) as far as I’m concerned cause they are from the same seed(one tree deferent branches. I don’t see the deferent between these two gang groups. And all the people in both sides have to be free from these gangs of selfish and killers. More to say but you know the facts unless you don’t want to admit.

  6. olompia
    | #6

    Asfaw, thank you i have noting to say for Alazar & the News! You are wright,
    “First of all the international bodies have to do something this monster government of Egypt that killing fallow Africans (Human being) like an animal. No one should kill any one unless they are armed and dangers.
    We have to speak up”.

  7. alazar
    | #7

    perplexed, eritrea problem is eritrean. but we ethiopian must work with eritrean to destroy racist ethnocintric tlpf.live under weyane TPLF adminsration. The only salvation for ethiopia is ethiopian to work with Iasyas of eritrea to overthrow weyane TPLF government. The looser between ethiopian-eritrea coopeartion is the tigrain people. Isayas of eritrea believe united sudan & united ethiopia, not ethnic based politics like weyane TPLF. you only have to lister the interview in gave to Elias of ethiopian review. make your judgement. weyane fear is that ethiopian will work with eritrean government. that is weyane worest fear

  8. alazar
    | #8

    live under weyane TPLF adminsration. The only salvation for ethiopia is ethiopian to work with Iasyas of eritrea to overthrow weyane TPLF government. The looser between ethiopian-eritrea coopeartion is the tigrain people. Isayas of eritrea believe united sudan & united ethiopia, not ethnic based politics like weyane TPLF. you only have to lister the interview in gave to Elias of ethiopian review. make your judgement. weyane fear is that ethiopian will work with eritrean government. that is weyane worest fear. weyane has also bought media outlet to fight eritrean & ethiopian source. accourding to realiable source weyane is paying 400 million of dollars its media outlet

  9. Abetugetahoye
    | #9

    It is very sad what happen to all imigrant every where. Lets pray hard. From next Friday for two weeks it will be a special prayer time which is felseta. Lets forgive each othe and pray in a clean heart. I believe God will do a miracle.

  10. አሊ
    | #10

    ሞት ለዋያኒ

  11. adam
    | #11

    It is a crime. It is a crime against humanity.
    ethiopia has been under sieged by weyane TPLF for the last 18 years. if we ethiopian don’t wake up. it will contune and our people will suffer.
    The looser between ethiopian-eritrea coopeartion is the tigrain people. Isayas of eritrea believe united sudan & united ethiopia, not ethnic based politics like weyane TPLF. support our sruggle for freedom. http://www.eppfonline.org/
    you only have to listen to the interview
    he gave to Elias of ethiopian review.

    make your judgement.

    weyane fear is that ethiopian will work with eritrean government. that is weyane worest fear.
    Medrek party is a wayne extension, the core economic & military power is tplf, tigrain 1st citzen and other second.
    yeap. seya, and gebru asert is another coin of TPLF. They(seya&Gebru) are more loyal to tigrain people than ethiopia. real ethiopian oppostion are G7,OLF,ONLF,EPPF & TPDM. other in addis are power hungery

  12. Asse
    | #12

    The only people that free Ethiopia from TLF are Ethiopians, Not Esiasa
    or Obama,or Arbs.

  13. bunabuaua
    | #13

    People LISTEN!
    what makes you think cooperating with essayas will
    solve ethipians problem? If that is the case then why a lot of eritreans
    are flooding in large numbers in the bordes of Italy,Libya,Egypt and
    talking about suffering torture under the dictatorial essayas regime.
    Essayas is the one who is aligning himself with fundamentalist, with the home grown terrorists and tried his best to distablized ethiopia.
    Essayas has been condemnd and accused by UN and African union for his
    agrassive behavior with its neighbours and has alot criminal record.
    So assuming associating with shaebia will help you dismantle Tplf
    while himself is in life support waiting his own demise is madness.

    As far as Tplf is concerned to those who are against us they can go
    and join and make an alliance with whom ever they want, that doesn’t scare us. I know essayas will never associate with you because at the end of the day is the one who is going to face sadam husien’s fate if he
    puts his hands on ethiopia.

  14. Abebaw Zelanie
    | #14

    “…Egypt will do everything in order south Sudan not to become an interplant state. The reasons are…”

    This was one of the messages on Sudan Tribune by Egypt foreign minister. Egypt is doing everything including lobbying USA, EU, China and having all Arabs and Muslims with her to stop the creation of Southern Sudan in 2011. They know, if it happens, that will be the end of the Arabs domination in black Africa. And the loss of the Nile which is Egypt’s life line.

    The funny thing is that between 86-95% Nile water in Egypt comes from Ethiopia depends the season. During flood season more Ethiopian water pouring to the Nile while the White Nile water Spreads all over southern Sudan flat territory creating swamp and flood.

    Yet, we Ethiopians especially those educated and understands world politics don’t get it how Egypt/the Arabs are playing in the Ethiopian politics. Egypt is breathing the Ethiopia political atmosphere and she likes to be chaos, hostility between citizens just like the woyane stile of governing and being anti development in Ethiopia. The 1929 and 1959 Nile water agreement between Egypt and British was a colonial one. Other Nile basin countries that are not contributing much to the Nile water were the British colony and they were represented by the British. But Ethiopia was the only independent state ever in the African history and was including members of the League of Nations. But no one invited her to both agreements and even they didn’t underlines her at least 86% of the Nile water in Egypt.

    Therefore the 1929 and 1959 agreement between Egypt and British is illegal, unacceptable and happened between a coloniser (British) and Egypt. Meaning that treaty is invalide/unacceptale for Ethiopia since the day it was signed and to other nations after they became independent.

    Yet, Ethiopians don’t get it. Egypt is living on the Ethiopian fresh water for free for thousands years. The Ethiopian Nile was the reason to the creation and rise of the Pharaohs and any civilization in Egypt. But their answer for all these is being hateful and enemy towards Ethiopia.

    ELF created in Cairo in 1962 to become against Ethiopia. TPLF and Shabia were getting everything including save heaven and military and political assistance from them and other Arabs. Because they were fighting against Ethiopia. Right now woyane is using them to get assistance to keep them in power to stop any progress around the Blue Nile Ethiopian regions.
    According to woyane and Egypt open agreement, Egypt is investing up to 1 million dollar (did you see that “one million dollar”) projects on the Blue Nile. According to the reality those projects are conducting while checking and spying any progress on the Nile and to gather information for future use.

    Egypt is getting 2 billion USD from USA for free every year for many years. They are investing in Ethiopia worth only one million dollar to guarantee the flow of the Nile to them for free. It is a joke how we Ethiopians are stupid and have no ability to stand up for our right and benefit. Shit and much taking brings nothing. That what we know and can.

    This is the govt of Ethiopia has today. This is so called oppositions, intellectuals and citizens Ethiopia has today. Few are behaving like wild animals while the rest are domestic animals hating and eating each other while a foreign enemy like Egypt is using us for their advantage.

    How is it possible any normal human being seeking a better life in the biggest desert(Sahara) where the Ethiopian water is the only source of life for the living there? Don’t run from your problem to get something for free in someone’s place. If you know how to be good for yourself, Ethiopia is the best place to live, work and makes a living. If you run from your problem and right, who will do for you? Woynae is a human being like you. You need to stand up for your right. Stop thinking like primitive or wild animal. Think like smart, brave and wise human being of your time. Stop shit thinking and much talking.

    You have to keep eyes, ears and everything on Egypt. Did I say 86-95% Egypt’s existence totally lies on eth Ethiopian highlands rail fall? Use the Nile to get them with us or Israel. The reason why Egypt agrees with Israel is because of the Nile Knowing Israel has a historical and friendly relationship with Ethiopia since 2800 years back. That relationship is growing because of more than 120 thousands Ethiopians Jewish that are living in Israel and many more are in Ethiopia. Egypt knows that. They are not stupid like us. They are making the living and food in the desert… We don’t know how to use the God given food which is the Nile and the country itself. In the Ethnic and kilil woyane administration, The Nile has nothing to do with woyane. They are just using it with lies for 35 years to get assistance from them/Arabs.

  15. Abebaw Zelanie
    | #15

    Indirectly linking to the Topic. Because they are crossing to Israel from Egypt. If you allow it, i will be happy.

    “In the land surrounded by the Ghion/Abawi/Abay are living the Israelites people. Because of their old Israelis habit/nature, they are still being call Budas. Buda has nothing to do with Buddhism. The place Called Go jam. The people living here and elsewhere in the country are the Israelis people.” Said one traveller long a go.

    So, millions are living still in Ethiopia which is their country and they will not go to Israel. Yet, they will remain the number one allies/friends/brothers and sisters to the Jewish people in Israel and world wide. Currently they are serving Israel to play games against Egypt which is the leading nation in the Arab/Muslim world because of the Nile which is the Entire Egypt existence lays on it. Between 86-95% of Egypt total fresh water consumption from the beginning of humanity comes from Ethiopia. There fore Israel is playing dirty games against Egypt and Ethiopia for her benefit.

    “As long as I’m there and I have the power and privilege to convince the west, East, North and south , no single country will affect you. The cold war era is over. This is the Islam against the rest era and we are together. You must act as the human beings of your time. It is not acceptable when you are receiving food aid this time while you are living in a God given blessed land. 85% of the entire African highland is your place to live, work and making a living. Your place is naturally higher than the rest. If you are still at the lower level, it must be your fault, not your place. Because as I said you place is higher than any place. Naturally, you are watching the rest below your feet.

    We Changed Israel from desert to a green land. You must stop changing your green land to a desert. You have to use your precious and the most valuable resources which is fresh water, nice weather, suitable landscape and the likes to produce through out the year. I want to see excess of supplies over demands in your market and shpts and the price feels as low as possible. So, you have to use Irrigation. Produce hydro electric power. If any country is trying to attack you because of you are using your resources, I and my allies will be there to defend you. They are digging the oil from the ground to sell it and to damage the environment. You are getting water which is life from Sky/God and it is your property you can do it what ever you can. There is nothing written on it. If there is something written about, it is done by human for own benefit. So you must reject any paper agreement and use your wealth as much as you want and like.
    After all your European Christian brothers and Sisters did die for you in your country during the Ahmed Gragn/Ottomman/ Arabs/ Muslim against the Christian war 500 years a go and this relationship will continue forever . Jesus is an Israeli. That means the Christians and Jews people have very important in common because of him including you. ” This is the Israelis messages to Ethiopians.

    “Don’t give a shit to these less look animals that are unable even to feed themselves in the 21- century. If you want, you can destroy them with in a day. They are not even capable of defending themselves from poverty. They are living and dying like insects. They are not human, they are not animals and they are not plants. They are not to be counted as living things. Because each and every living thing is doing its best to get the best out of it. But these unbelievable creatures don’t do it for themselves. God gave them everything for free. But they are not enough to use it. They want someone to feed them, to cloths them, to finance and take care of them. They are not asking themselves to take responsibilities about their matters.
    .
    Look, you are getting up to 96% of your entire water consumption including for Animals, plants, Building, agriculture and so on from them. Only 5% of your land is available for human/animal/plant use. About more than 70% of your territory is not to be find a single living organism. People call it the Mars type of territory on earth. Yet, you are living, working and functioning in a peace of land in the Nile valley using their water. And you are producing excess products as far as you be able to export world wide.
    But their country is green and suitable to produce all sorts of food items and industrial products through out the year. 60% Kenyans water comes from them. 70% Somalian water comes from them. Djibouti is getting her water from them. Awash is sinking in the vast semi desert after making huge lakes. They have 180 lakes throughout the country. Yet, these stupid and unbelievable people are not enough at least to be self reliance. They are even started to import cement. Can you imagine Ethiopia which is very rich with many and quality types of stones importing cement from abroad? I wonder, about their day to day doing? Other countries are digging stones for building like Gold. In Ethiopia they can collect it above the ground. But, they do not get it.

    There fore like these so called people will not harm you by using the Nile. They need another century to realise that for their own benefit. Or it would be nice if God wiped out these entire sick and weak generations, to give the place for the new healthy and fresh generation. The current generation is infecting the coming generation and as a result, the son becomes worst than his father. Don’t worry about these less than insects look likes. They don’t know what is good or bad for them. They even have no idea watching others and copy the best for themselves.

    You have to deal with the Palestinians/Arabs openly and secretly for my benefit. I will deal with the stupid that are surrounded by rivers while swimming in the poverty ocean Ethiopians for your benefit. As long as you are protecting me from Palestinians and Arabs. I will guarantee the full flow of The Nile to you. This way we need each other. I think you need me more than I need you. So, It is up to you” This is a little portion of the Israelis Message to the Egyptians about Ethiopia related to the Nile.

    The point is that we Ethiopians are serving Israel this way with her relationship with the Arabs/Egypt. We are paying prices because of the Arabs that all conflicts against Ethiopia are coming directly of indirectly because of them. The west also are plying games for the Egypt/Arabs interest against Ethiopia associating it with the Israel and Arabs relationship by taking the Israelis side. The situation is very complicated and it is going on for years like a hot volcano secretly. We as usual don’t know very mush about it despite it is our matter.

    .we are lacking behind in all directions. If not, long a go we could be self reliance and out of misery/poverty. We are our big problems. Backward thinking and shit/much talking will not benefit us if we are not healing ourselves from bad habits/dealing with the matters/way of livings.

  16. perplexed
    | #16

    “eritrea problem is eritrean” said Alazar

    Then that makes Ethiopia’s problems only Ethiopia’s that will be solved by Ethiopians including Tigreans. Your contradicting logic makes you sound an eritrean or gullible Ethiopian who still believes in the Shabean philosophy of “Ethiopia yegarachin Eritrea yegilachin”. I don’t need to listen the interview he has given to traitors in order to make up my mind. i already know that isayas who is a guardian friend of olf, onlf and other separatist groups who are fighting to disintegrate Ethiopia is an enemy. He has a close to 50 years of history to prove that. The only time we will be dealing with him comes when we wage war against him to retake our port Asab. That is about it.

  17. ከኪሳራ
    | #17

    አቤቱ ጌታዬ..ሃበሻ ሲተረማምስ ጠላት በሁሉበኩል ሊገባ አምስት ጉዳይ ነዉ::በመጨረሻው ድሉ ለትግሬ ለአማራ ወይን ለኦሮሞ….. አይደለም…ለምራቡ ወይን ለአረቦች…..

  18. hiot
    | #18

    perplexed;

    Calm down.

    Issayas was and still is a problem to Ethiopia. But the worst problem Ethiopia is facing is woyane/Tigy tribalist. We will not wage any war against any body as long as the poison against Ethiopia is in the nation’s palace spreading its poison down stair all over the country.

    You are talking Assab. The Afars in Ethiopia (70%) and Eritrea ( 30%) are talking the unity of Afars with in Ethiopia. The Eritrean afar territory lays between matssawa and Asab which is 800km. So, stop talking about only Asab but the whole issue. Stop blaming talking about others while the cause of everything our country is facing holding power in Ethiopia. Woyane/TPLF is the only problem we are facing today.

    Issayas is not destroying Eritrea with Ethnic policy and Illegal and unlawful Kilil. But woyane does against Ethiopia. If really you are an Ethiopian and wants the best for Ethiopia, woyane/TPLF and Its Ethnic supporters are the only and biggest problem we are facing.

  19. xzxzxzxz
    | #19

    why are u responding to Alazar? the individual has a problem. he has several names, has no clue about the subject matter. repeats the samething over and over again. be gentle with him. he is a confused eritreian.

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