Gaza families ask Egypt to save abducted Palestinians

2015-08-21 05:20
A crow sits on a barbwire fence on the Mediterranean sea beach front near Kibbutz Zikim, on the Israel-Gaza border, near where Israeli Avraham Mangisto 'independently' crossed the border fence into the Gaza Strip. (Ariel Schalit, AP)

A crow sits on a barbwire fence on the Mediterranean sea beach front near Kibbutz Zikim, on the Israel-Gaza border, near where Israeli Avraham Mangisto 'independently' crossed the border fence into the Gaza Strip. (Ariel Schalit, AP)

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Gaza City - Families of four Gaza Palestinians who were abducted in restive Sinai have called on Egypt to save their kin.

Abdul Kareem, whose nephew Yasser Zanoun was among those abducted, said on Thursday that the 25-year-old Zanoun was "much loved" and urged Egypt to help secure his freedom.

Masked gunmen stopped a bus shortly after it rolled into Sinai from Gaza late on Wednesday and abducted the four men.

Gaza's Hamas rulers said they hold the Egyptian army, which is battling ISIS militants in Sinai, responsible for the safety of the four.

But Gaza news websites have claimed the four are Hamas members and hinted at Egyptian involvement. Hamas would not comment.

It's still unclear who abducted the passengers.

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