February 23, 2007

Israelis in Sinai Warned to Return Home

From Israelis in Sinai Warned to Return Home:

Israel's Counter-Terrorism Bureau has called on all Israeli tourists in Sinai to immediately return to Israel, as Egyptian security forces launched a search Thursday for two Palestinians believed to be carrying explosive belts and plotting suicide attacks in southern Sinai. On Wednesday, 23 Palestinians and Egyptians were arrested and confessed to plotting a series of attacks against
Israeli tourists in Sinai resorts. The past few months have seen a sharp drop in the number of Israelis visiting Sinai following warnings on terrorist activities in the area.