Israelis warned against traveling to Sinai

The defense establishment on Thursday cautioned Israelis against traveling to Sinai, saying that warnings of terrorist attacks in the area have recently intensified. "Terrorists in Sinai are working to abduct Israelis and transfer them to the Gaza Strip," read a statement from the Prime Minister's media adviser, adding that the currently open border between the Gaza Strip and Sinai made it easier for terrorists to move back and forth. The statement continued by saying that the National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau recommends that Israelis "avoid visiting the Sinai and that any Israelis currently there leave forthwith."