Saturday, October 08, 2016

Torah-smuggling charges in Egypt

LOOTING ARRESTS: Nine suspects charged with smuggling rare Torah manuscripts into Israel (Al-Masry Al-Youm/Egypt Independent).
Nine suspects are being investigated by prosecutors in Giza over allegations of attempting to smuggle stolen historic artifacts into Israel from Iraq.

The suspects, one of whom resides in Sinai, were allegedly trying to smuggle ancient religious manuscripts from the Torah into Israel for an agreed prices of LE50 million.

The article does not specify the exact age of the manuscripts.