Concrete kidnapping threat to Israelis in Sinai

A number of terrorist cells are operation operating in the Sinai Peninsula with the goal of kidnapping Israeli nationals, security officials warned on Thursday ahead of the Pessah holiday.
According to the official, the threat to Israelis was based on concrete and firm intelligence information obtained by Israel indicating that Hamas and other terrorist groups were trying to abduct Israelis, transfer them to the Gaza Strip and use them as bargaining chips in potential prisoner swaps with the country.