Barak seeks closure of Sinai border during emergencies
September 7, 2012 07:48
Looking to head to Sinai over the High Holidays? If Defense Minister Ehud Barak had his way, Israeli law would allow security officials to close the Taba border crossing whenever there is a serious warning of a possible kidnapping or terror attack.
Barak said Thursday that "in light of the changing situation in Sinai and the rising danger for Israelis there, I will check the possibility of allowing the relevant authorities to close the Sinai border during times of need."
Barak added "unfortunately, even when there are very serious warnings of terror attacks or kidnappings, there are Israelis who ignore this and make their way to the peninsula. We need to work right away and not only after a kidnapping or terror attack."