Border closed over terror fear
THE ISRAELI government took the rare step of closing the Taba border crossing to Egypt on Monday following intelligence of an imminent attack by the Sinai branch of Daesh.
Despite the warnings, in the days leading up to Pesach, thousands of Israelis crossed over to Sinai for the holiday.
On Monday, following the attacks carried out by Daesh against Coptic churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday in which at least 30 people were killed, the government decided the situation was too dangerous.
Less than an hour after the closure, a missile was fired from within Sinai, landing in the northern Negev without causing damage or casualties. ANSHEL PFEFFER