Following Palm Sunday attacks, Israeli Counter-Terrorism Bureau warns citizens to leave Sinai immediately

Several hours after two terror attacks in Egypt killed more than 40 people, the Israeli Counter-Terrorism Bureau heightened its travel warning that was released two weeks ago in which it urged Israelis visiting the Sinai to leave immediately. “The deadly terror attack that occurred today again reflects ISIS’s terror capabilities,” the statement read.
Heightened travel warning to Sinai Photo Credit: Zana Kashtan and Nir Hitt

As a result of the Palm Sunday terror attacks in Egypt in which more than 41 people were murdered and 80 people were injured, the Israeli Counter-Terrorism Bureau published today (Sunday) a travel warning to the Sinai and urged Israelis not to travel to the peninsula during the Passover holiday. The bureaus is calling for all Israeli citizens currently in Sinai to leave immediately.

“The deadly terror attack that occurred today again reflects ISIS’s terror capabilities,” the Counter-Terrorism Bureau wrote in its statement, alerting that today’s terror attacks constitute an additional escalation in the severity of the threat posed towards Israeli tourists in Sinai and its urgency.

The statement also read: “The Sinai District terrorist organization’s activities have continued growing over the past few months, manifested by its escalated activities including against Israel in order to carry out terror attacks against tourists in Sinai, mainly against Israelis in the short term. Given the gravity of the threat, the Counter-Terrorism Bureau’s recommendation to Israelis in Sinai is to leave the area immediately and to return to Israel.”



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