Human organ trafficking war waged between Sinai Bedouins

Human organ trafficking war waged between Sinai Bedouins

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Mon, 14/11/2011 - 20:34

The Al-Tiaha tribe has besieged the Al-Nakhalwa tribe in Sinai since Sunday, accusing it of smuggling Africans and stealing their organs. They killed a Nakhlwa tribesman, whom they believe is involved in human organ trafficking, and arrested his assistant in order to deliver him to the police following fierce gun battles between the two tribes.

Nakhalwa tribe elder Sabbah al-Nakhlawy denied his tribe is involved in such activity.

Meanwhile, a woman by the name of Hanan Mohsen reported to the police that a gang tried to kidnap her and take her organs.

For his part, North Sinai Security Director Saleh al-Masry said the matter was exaggerated. “We have a firm security plan for the area,” he said.

Translated from the Arabic Edition