Shark el-Sheikh: a fishy tale
The beach resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, on Egypt's Sinai peninsula, is famed for its diving and snorkelling, wide beaches and high temps. But there has been a snake in paradise, or more specifically, a large shark, which has been terrorising tourists. The score stands at: shark 5 (4 injured, 1 killed), humans 0.
The Lovely Andrew sent through a link to an Austrian site quoting the governor of Sinai, Mohamed Abdel Fadil Shousha, who says locals reckon the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad "put the murderous shark in the water to damage Egyptian tourism. [It is an idea that] cannot be ruled out."
The Accidental Tourist loves a good conspiracy theory, but notes that the Sinai peninsula is flooded with Israeli tourists taking advantage of Egypt's limping pound, and flock there for cheap sun holidays.
But wait, there's more, as MCN dropped this little link in my lap from Macedonia Online which states that the shark has since been assassinated by a Serbian tourist, dubbed now the new hero of Egypt.
While the hero himself, oo drunk to remember what actually happened, his friend Milovan reports that