(REUTERS) – Israel on Tuesday advised its citizens in Egypt’s insurgency-hit Sinai peninsula to leave the region, warning of the threat of an imminent attack.
Israeli holidaymakers are often warned of the risks they face in Sinai, which borders Israel, but the “Level 1” alert issued by the anti-terrorism directorate is its most severe warning. It described the threat as “very high and concrete.”
“The directorate warns of the possibility of attacks against tourist sites in the Sinai area in the immediate term,” a statement said.
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