BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Israeli Mossad agents detained a Palestinian in Egypt's Sinai in June, Israeli media reported Wednesday.
An Israeli judge cleared news of the arrest for publication on Wednesday and said Wael Abu Rida, from Gaza. He was detained on suspicion of "offenses of national security," the Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth reported.
A magistrates' court in Beersheba on Wednesday extended Abu Rida's remand by eight days, the report said.
Judge Yuval Livadaro allowed the publication of some details in Israeli media, but extended the gag order of other details by 10 days.
The detainee's wife, Amani Abu Rida, had told Ma'an on July 3 that her husband disappeared during a visit to Egypt for medical treatment. more