Bor­der closed over terror fear

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS -

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

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