Egypt calls on Israelis to leave Sinai immediately after rocket fire, terror attacks

In light of the recent terror attacks, threats and rocket fire, Egypt is calling on Israelis visiting the country to leave immediately, according to Egyptian media outlets. Yesterday, the Israeli Counter-Terrorism Bureau urged all Israelis to leave Sinai and return to Israel immediately after two Coptic Christian churches were targeted by ISIS on Palm Sunday.

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After the Israeli Counter-Terrorism Bureau emphasized its travel warning urging all Israelis in the Sinai Peninsula to return to Israel, Cairo is also calling on Israelis to leave Egypt and return home, citing security concerns.

Shortly before local media outlets reported that Egypt is urging all Israelis to leave the country, Israeli Transportation and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz decided to shut down the Taba Border Crossing for Israeli citizens as of immediately until the end of Passover. The Egyptian government was updated regarding the decision.

St. George's Church, yesterday Photo Credit: EPA

Shortly after the Israeli announcement, a rocket was fired from Sinai toward southern Israel. The rocket landed in the Eshkol Regional Council. No damage was reported. However, a 50-year-old man was treated by Magen David Adom paramedics for shock.

Yesterday, ISIS terrorists carried out two suicide bombings targeting the Egyptian Coptic community. Over 45 people were murdered in the deadly terror attacks that were carried out at two Coptic Christian churches in different Egyptian cities.  

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