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.
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-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.