The Egyptian authorities are freaking out over the idea that Palestinian Hamas Fighters might have infiltrated Cairo, and they have a good reason to be worried, with the arrest of 20 Palestinians carrying explosives at the borders, so they have started a man hunt all over Egypt:
Security services in Cairo, Giza and the border cities close to
Sinai have launched a wide campaign in the streets, hotels and
apartments in search for the Palestinians who succeeded in penetrating
the Rafah crossing to Sinai and the provinces.
told al-Masry al-Youm that security forces are searching taxis and
trucks and are talking to passengers to identity them from their accent.
security source who requested anonymity said that security directorates
had instructions from the Ministry of Interior on Thursday to collect
the Palestinians from streets and hotels and detain them in preparation
for sending them back to Gaza. Also hotel and apartment landlords were
ordered to report to security if any Palestinian asked for housing
Following that, egyptian authorities arrested over 3000 Palestinians who were trying to reach Cairo and other cities all over Egypt, some of them even reaching Upper Egypt, which goes against the "we just want to trade and buy supplies story". What they were there for has not been announced, and is now open to speculation.