Domingo, 30 Abril, 2017

Israel reopens Taba border crossing

Taba crossing Israel reopens Taba crossing to Egypt but warns threat remains 'severe'
Irune Rengel | 21 Abril, 2017, 19:46

Israel announced on Friday that the Taba Crossing into Egypt's Sinai Peninsula has been reopened following a closure last week over the Passover holiday for security precautions, but still warned citizens against visiting the region.

Israel shut the border a day after militants in Egypt bombed two churches earlier this month, killing dozens of Christian worshippers during Palm Sunday ceremonies.

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Three leaders of the Islamic State (ISIS) affiliate in Egypt were among 19 jihadists killed in airstrikes in north Sinai, Egypt's military said on April 20.

A statement from the prime minister's office said that based on an assessment at the counter-terrorism bureau, "it has been made a decision to allow the exit of Israeli citizens to Sinai via the Taba crossing".

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According to the minister, the Sinai Province, which has been waging a bloody war with Egyptian security forces and carrying out attacks against civilians, is more motivated to carry out an attack now in light of the "pressure on Daesh in Syria and Iraq".

Jazz's Gobert to miss Game 3 vs Clippers with knee injury
It is key for the Clippers to take as much advantage of his absence as possible, so taking Game Three becomes even more important. The Jazz tried to do it with Hill on a couple occasions, so don't be surprised if they do it more in Game 3 and possibly beyond.

The closure of the border marked one of the few times the Taba crossing has been shut down since its opening in 1982, following the Israeli-Egyptian peace deal: It was closed in 2011, when Israel also assessed there was a high risk of terror attacks; and it was shut down in 2014, following a terror attack on the Egyptian side of the border.

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