Counter-Terrorism Bureau warns Israelis of terrorist attacks in the Sinai

The bureau told all Israelis living or visiting the Sinai should leave immediately.

April 16, 2019 11:46
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Counter-Terrorism Bureau warns Israelis of terrorist attacks in the Sinai

FREEDOM BEACH Camp in Magane Bay is a popular spot for Israelis in Sinai.. (photo credit: STEVE LINDE)


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The Counterterrorism Bureau warned Israelis of a serious threat of terrorist attacks in the Sinai as it issued a travel warning, according to Mivzak Live.

The bureau told all Israelis living or visiting the Sinai to leave immediately. The director of the Foreign Ministry’s overseas department toured the Israel-Sinai border on Monday according to the report. 
The Foreign Ministry continued to urge Israeli citizens to obey Egyptian law and avoid carry items into the Sinai that may get them in trouble i.e. bullets and drugs.

On more than one occasion, Israelis have been arrested or entangled with the law because they have accidentally brought bullets into foreign countries. 

Two Israelis were apprehended while crossing the Taba border in March. According to the Foreign Ministry, inadvertently carrying bullets in one's luggage is a common slip up for many Israelis when they go abroad. The two were later released. 

"The Foreign Ministry urges citizens to check their bags before traveling," the ministry said after the incident. "The growing phenomenon in which Israelis are arrested/detained abroad because of bullets requires citizens' to be careful and inspect their luggage prior to travel."

In November, a young Israeli couple at the Tbilisi airport was arrested when a bullet was found in their bags. The two were released from detention, but needed to stay in Georgia until the investigation into the matter was completed.

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