"We continue to receive reports that terrorists are planning attacks against a range of targets, including places frequented by foreigners such as resorts and hotels and symbols of the Egyptian government," the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said in an official warning.
The statement, issued earlier this week, had specifically mentioned Aug. 30 as a possible date for an attack at Sharm el-Sheikh but added that "attacks could occur at any time, anywhere in Egypt."
It noted three explosions took place April 24 in the resort town of Dahab in the Sinai, resulting in the deaths of many people, including Australians." (UPI)
"The National Security Council Counterterrorism Division's plea to the Israeli public to leave Sinai immediately issued Tuesday sent shock waves through the peninsula Wednesday, as the southern part was placed on a high security alert in response.
According to Egyptian Brig.-Gen. Hossam el-Serfi, hundreds of Israeli tourists started leaving the Sinai through the Taba border crossing. Sinai is a popular budget vacation spot for Israelis, despite repeated warnings of terror attacks as well as a string of bombings that have claimed the lives of 125 people since October 2004.
On Tuesday, the National Security Council delivered what it described as an "especially high concrete warning against travel to the Sinai peninsula," telling Israelis to "avoid visiting there and to leave immediately." Similar warnings were issued both before and after previous terror attacks against Sinai tourist hot spots." (Jerussalem Post)