Counter-Terrorism Bureau issues repeated warning against travel to Sinai Peninsula, citing concrete info on terror groups’ intention to carry out attacks against Israeli citizens
Published:08.02.12, 19:55 / Israel News
The Counter-Terrorism Bureau at the National Security Council on Thursday issued a repeated travel warning to the Sinai Peninsula, calling on all Israelis who are planning to travel to or who are currently staying in Sinai to return to Israel immediately.
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A travel warning to the area has been in place for a long time, however the Bureau is now reiterating its call, citing terror groups’ intention to carry out attacks against Israeli citizens.
The Bureau stated that it has obtained concrete information on terror organizations in Gaza Strip and other elements that are planning terror attacks and abductions of Israeli tourists in Sinai.
Not safe for Israelis. Sinai Peninsula (Photo: Avigail Uzi)
The statement also requested that relatives of Israelis who are currently in Sinai to inform them about the travel warning.
In recent weeks, a number of attempts to carry out attacks against Israeli citizens and soldiers near the Egypt border have been thwarted.