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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Israel closes its side of Taba Border Crossing

Israel decided yesterday to close its side of the Taba Border Crossing between Eilat and Egypt on concerns of terrorist attacks targeting tourists, including Israelis, in Sinai, JPost reported. “Israel will not allow its citizens to enter Egypt through the crossing, however Israeli citizens will be permitted to return to the country via the Taba crossing.” This followed calls by the Israeli Prime Minister’s office for Israelis to leave Sinai. After the border crossing was closed a rocket originating in Sinai struck a greenhouse in a community near the Gaza border on Monday morning without casualties, Haaretz reports.

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