Report: Israeli held in Egypt photographed security sites

Egyptian security officials says 24-year-old Andre Pshenichnikov, who was detained in Sinai over the weekend, tried to gather information from drives; ‘interrogations will reveal motive,’ one of them says

ed note–the original story on this guy was that he wanted to move to the West Bank and help Palestinian freedom fighters. Now he has been arrested after acting as a spy for Israel. How many other ‘peace’ activists fit the same mold?


Egyptian security sources said Monday night that 24-year-old Israeli national Andre Pshenichnikov, who has been held in the country since Friday, took photographs of security property in the Sinai Peninsula and tried to gather information from drivers in the area near the Taba border crossing between Egypt and Israel.

Egyptian security sources said the Israeli national was taken to the Nuweiba area in Sinai, where he was being questioned.

“The Israeli officer was arrested by national security forces on December 29. State security is now interrogating him,” a national state security officer told Reuters.

Another security official told the Al-Ahram newspaper entered Egypt without proper documentation and was therefore considered an infiltrator. “The interrogations will reveal the motive behind his infiltration,” the official said.

Earlier Monday, an Egyptian security official told Reuters that Pshenichnikov, a Bat Yam resident, was trying to reach the Gaza Strip through Sinai to fight alongside Palestinians.

Egypt is trying to reassert control over the Sinai which has suffered from lax security since the uprising that overthrew Hosni Mubarak in February 2011.

The Foreign Ministry has confirmed that an Israeli citizen was being held in Egypt and said it was looking into the matter.

Pshenichnikov’s mother, Svetlana, told Ynet: “He was planning to meet up with some friends of his in Cairo after coming back from France about a month ago. He eventually got his visa from Egypt and a week ago went to Eilat and tried to cross the border to Egypt legally.

“The police there arrested him, claiming that he was trying to cross the border illegally. He was tried in Eilat and was told he could be released if he signed a document by which he vowed not to go to Egypt. He refused, so they took both his Russian and his Israeli passports and let him go.

According to Pshenichnikov’s mother, he was then planning to stay in Eilat, but the next day called her and told her that he was detained in Taba. “They wouldn’t let me talk to him that much; his voice was fine, and he said that the conditions were fine, but I’m afraid that he’s lying to keep me from worrying too much.”

The mother told Ynet that her son, a computer technician, was living with her and her husband in Bat Yam. She claimed he was an “activist for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, which is very dangerous. He’s been arrested before, so I took all my money and bought him a ticket to Paris. He just came back recently.”

  1. #1 by SEARCHLIGHT on 01/01/2013 - 9:34


  2. #2 by ruby22-kate on 01/01/2013 - 9:34

    First they call him an ‘Israeli’ national, then an ‘Israeli’ officer, now an infiltrator into Egypt which had ‘liberated’ his Russian & Israeli passports.

    Typical. When a Russian emigrates to Israel, which country receives loyalty?

    What a subtle way to describe torture, ‘interrogation will reveal motive.’ This is another angle on the divide & conquer strategy — keep everyone on edge, as there is a government agent likely in your group.

  3. #3 by annebeck58 on 01/01/2013 - 9:34

    Inept and stupid.

    And his mother had sent him to France… Right. GIve your kids gifts when they break the laws and get released. Great message.

    I hope Egyptians break him in no time.

  4. #4 by Blake on 01/01/2013 - 9:34

    If he hated “Israel” so much he would not be squatting there at the expense of the native Palestinians

  5. #5 by isaac on 01/01/2013 - 9:34

    Put him in jail and let his ass rotten just like the “enemy” do with the poor Palestinian boys.

  6. #6 by bigcree1Shadowhawk on 01/01/2013 - 9:34

    Another Spy no doubt. Caught in the act. If he is actually ‘Pro Palestinian why is he living in ‘israel?’
    Dead giveaway as far as I’m concerned. They will quietly allow this Sayan back into ‘israel’ and we won’t hear another word about it. But rest assured where there is one infiltrator, there are more. My hope is they too will be outed and arrested, only be made to suffer the consequences of their clandestine actions which only benefit the bastard ‘State’.

  7. #7 by annebeck58 on 01/02/2013 - 9:34

    I agree with you, Isaac, and not so much with Michael.
    Does anyone believe, at all, this guy’s tale of woe? Why would any Israeli, particularly one already noted as a criminal, go to the Sinai? One reason, only; to scope out details the “Israelis” do not have already. Is anyone actually fooled by his words?
    Michael; you actually believe this guy is on the side of right?
    –come ON.

    It’s typical criminal act. When caught, red-handed, lie your way out of it.
    Problem is that the neighbors of the bastard-state do generally send-back those who would spy on them. Look at what America did with the, “Dancing Israelis”, captured after 9-11. Was that reasonable? No, and to top it off, our news outlets refrained from reporting on it.

  8. #8 by Alex from NY on 01/02/2013 - 9:34


    MANY COMMUNIST HAVE BEEN KILLED OR ARRESTED BY MOSSAD (Abu Ali Mustafa, Wadie Haddad, Ghassan Kanafani, George Hawi, AHMAD SADAAT CURRENTLY IN ISRAELI JAIL IN A HUNGER STRIKE). PLEASE RESPOND IN YOU’RE RADIO SHOW ABOUT THESE BRAVE HEROES OF RESISTANCE. George Hawi helped liberate you’re country from Israeli aggretion (he died for it on 2005), while the Israelis were arming the Far-right Nationalist Fascist Kataeb party (which once had ties with the then Francois Spain and modeled itself after Mussolini Fascism and Hitler Nazism), you probably secretly support them because of this.

    Please Respond (through email or radio or through other methods).

    Sinceraly, Alex from New York

    ed note from me, MG–Ok Alex, here is my response–

    Piss off. Don’t bother leaving any more comments because your ip address is now going into the spam filter. Don’t call in the radio show, as your phone number has now been logged and filed as well. You are obviously not of sound mind and I/we have better things to do than deal with your mental issues.

  9. #9 by judeye on 01/02/2013 - 9:34

    This is why I say. The war is not against zionists, it’s against all jews. It is a sacred war that has to go full circle.

    ed note from me, MG–“all” Jews like Gilad Atzmon? Brother Nathanael? Henry Makow? Bob Tuskin?

    I’d say that the war here is against Judaism and Jewish supremacism, and those who have walked away from the tribal mentality deserve our respect and support.

  10. #10 by bigcree1Shadowhawk on 01/02/2013 - 9:34

    Asshole in Jew York, goodbye! Try posting your nonsense somewhere else.

  11. #11 by annebeck58 on 01/02/2013 - 9:34

    Truly, Mark.
    (sorry, judeye, if you thought I was responding to you..)

    In my opinion, Zionism is the scourge of all decent Jews., including those you mentioned. Thankfully, not all Jews are like this. Where I grew up, in Connecticut, Jews were sure to mention who studied the Talmud and who did not…, not that they had to point it out, either.

  12. #13 by k on 01/02/2013 - 9:34

    The rats are getting ready to abandon ship?


    Get Out While You Can!

    It’s time for the Jews of America to get out of the country with their money while they can.

    If America hopes to escape the financial collapse that is coming, the United States must support Israel’s settlement in every way it can. As God told Abraham – whoever blesses the Children of Abraham will be blessed, and whoever curses them will be cursed in return.



    Mossad Truck Bombs on Sept 11

    Rare recording of Police radio from September 11th 2001. Police capture 2 Mossad agents caught delivering a Truck Bomb next to the WTC building in New York City. Even though they were caught by Police and arrested, they were then let go back to Israel by the BUSH administration. [Segment starts at 1:02]

  13. #14 by Ingrid B on 01/02/2013 - 9:34

    does this mean that the Egyptian/Israeli situation is not entirely cosy?

  14. #15 by Ingrid B on 01/02/2013 - 9:34

    @ bigcree1Shadowhawk, the asshole from Jew York probably won`t leave, they don`t know, or care, when they are unwelcome, they have such boring lives, that this sort of activity is probably the highlight of their dull, boring days..

  15. #16 by Average Joe Bodybuilder on 01/02/2013 - 9:34

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    IHRC is outraged at Israel’s decision to withdraw from the United Nations Universal Periodic Review. This blatant disregard of the United Nations Human Rights Council should not go unchallenged. The United Nations is a universally recognised body and we cannot have one rule for Israel and another rule for everyone else.

    This is the first time in history that a state has suspended cooperation with the Human Rights council. IHRC finds it extremely hypocritical of Israel to suspend their cooperation at this point. Israel has made 129 recommendations to 36 States from all regional groups. Yet, when it is now time for Israel’s turn to be the subject of the review it wishes not to face up to the same scrutiny as it has afforded others.

    Chair of IHRC, Massoud Shadjareh said, “If Israel will not allow for itself to be accountable to the review process, then there should be severe consequences; it sets a very dangerous precedent. Sanctions should be placed against Israel for their rogue acts and Israel’s blatant human rights abuses need to be exposed.”

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  16. #17 by bigcree1Shadowhawk on 01/02/2013 - 9:34

    Yes that is most likely the case with the fool. Thankfully Mark won’t let him back on to this Site. Good riddance!! Indeed Ingrid they are not an endangered species at all.

  17. #18 by wad on 01/03/2013 - 9:34

    atzmon and bro nat are NOT jews.

    notice how they both have taken such pains to shed their jewish identities. what many of us mean is they are still khazars.. which is a racial label, plenty of khazars in russia and khazaikstan are christian and muslim.

    we know Judaism is not simply a race so we should begin using this language all the time. sounds like nitpicking and perhaps it is but this issue is so important the more I think about it…

  18. #19 by bigcree1Shadowhawk on 01/03/2013 - 9:34

    wad, true! They are former Jews. They join the ranks of Benjamin Freedman, Israel Shahak!

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