All’s well that ends well, just hoping no money crossed hands.
Israeli Arab, Norwegian kidnapped in Sinai released
34-year-old Amir Hassan, 32-year-old Ingvild Selvik Ask were kidnapped while driving to Taba last week; kidnappers demanded the release of relatives held for alleged drug dealing in return for the tourists’ release.
CAIRO – Kidnappers released an Israeli Arab man and a Norwegian woman held in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula following negotiations mediated by Bedouin leaders between authorities and the group that seized the tourists four days ago, security sources said on Tuesday.
The two have been identified as Amir Hassan, a 34-year-old Israeli Arab from Nazareth who studies at Ben Gurion University in Beersheva, and Norwegian Ingvild Selvik Ask, aged 32.