(AP) JERUSALEM — Israel closed its Taba border crossing to Egypt Monday following a warning by its anti-terrorism office of an “imminent” militant attack there. The closure comes hours before the start of the Passover holiday, when Sinai is a popular destination for many Israelis.
Soon after the announcement, sirens wailed in parts of southern Israel alerting residents to a rocket attack. The military said a rocket fired from Sinai exploded in an open field, causing no injuries.
Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said in a statement Monday there was intel regarding a potential “terror attack” against tourists in the Sinai peninsula. The crossing remains open for those wanting to return from Egypt.
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