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4 Israeli scribes arrested in Egypt

world Updated: Feb 04, 2011 07:39 IST
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Four Israeli journalists have been reportedly arrested in Egypt while trying to cover the escalating violence as protesters clashed with President Hosni Mubarak's supporters.

According to some foreign media reports, the four were arrested for violating curfew in the Egyptian capital Cairo, as well as, for entering the country with tourist visas instead of work visas.

Three of the arrested reporters belong to Israel's Channel 2 news and the fourth writes for an Arabic language news portal based in Nazareth in north Israel, the Israel Radio reported.

The Israeli foreign ministry is in contact with Egyptian authorities for their release.

"We call on all Israeli reporters arriving in Cairo to remain alert, act responsibility and honour the place's rules," a statement issued by the foreign ministry said.