Pursuant to an updated assessment of the situation that was held the National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau has decided to underscore the existing travel warning for Sinai, which already has the highest possible threat rating.

Given the severe security reality in the Sinai Peninsula, including violent clashes on the ground and in light of information regarding the intention to perpetrate additional terrorist attacks, the threat to Israelis in Sinai and its beaches is increasing; Israelis are liable to become targets – including for abduction – in the immediate term.

The NSCCTB reiterates its emphatic call to Israelis to refrain from visiting Sinai and those already there to leave the peninsula and return home immediately.