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The Taba Border Crossing was closed to Israelis trying to enter Egypt on Sunday, while anyone carrying a foreign passport was allowed to cross the border as usual.
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The decision came after the IDF on Friday announced that forces on the Israel-Egypt border had been placed on high alert after threats that Hamas was planning terror activity in the area, the IDF spokesman's office stated.
to army officials, Hamas operatives sought to undermine the the
Palestinian Authority's UN statehood bid by carrying out an attack,
Israeli media reported.
The IDF beefed up its security forces along the Egyptian border after a terror cell managed to infiltrate into Israel
last month and carry out multiple attacks against civilians and IDF soldiers, killing eight people.
Hamas has come out publicly against the statehood bid, saying that the Palestinian Authority cannot act unilateraly.
Hamas spokesman Dr. Sammi Abu Zuhri on Friday criticized Palestinian
Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's UN address
where the PA president announced he
had submitted the official application for full membership.