(Communicated by the Prime Minister’s Media Adviser)

The National Security Council Counter-Terrorism HQ would like to reiterate the following regarding travel to the Sinai peninsula:

1. For some time there have been tangible risks to the security of Israeli tourists who are visiting – or staying in – Egypt, including the Sinai.

2. In recent days, there has been an intensification of the threat that Israelis may be kidnapped in the Sinai. The NSC Counter-Terrorism HQ strongly recommends that Israeli citizens refrain from visiting the Sinai and that Israelis already there leave forthwith.