Seventy-seven Ethiopians arrived on Saturday at Cairo International Airport on their way to being deported back to their country.
They entered Egypt’s Aswan governorate via Sudan and were attempting to sneak into Israel.
Security sources at the airport said the deportees include three children. Interrogations proved that they were seeking arrival at Sinai ahead of infiltrating into Israel to work there. They are scheduled to be deported to Ethiopia late on Saturday.
Egyptian authorities arrest African citizens who attempt to illegally immigrate into Israel to seek jobs.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm