Egypt: Israeli travel warning attempt to harm economy

November 13, 2010 11:39

The governor of northern Sinai, outraged by an Israeli travel warning on the Egyptian peninsula issued earlier this week, claimed Saturday that the warning was an attempt to harm the Egyptian economy.

Abdel Fadil Shusha said Saturday morning that the situation in the area was quiet and secure and that Israel has been used to publishing such travel warnings during Egyptian holiday seasons since the 2004 Taba attacks.

Al-Arabi al-Husseini, leader of the Nuweiba and Taba city council, reported that Israeli tourists were traveling to Sinai despite the warning, and that not a single tourist has left Sinai.

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