Israeli tourist attacked in Egypt

NEW YORK (JTA) – An Israeli tourist vacationing in Egypt was stabbed.

The local governor, Mohammed Hani Metwalli, said the man was stabbed Monday by a Libyan laborer at a resort in Nuweiba, The Associated Press reported.

A spokeswoman for Yoseftal Hospital in Eilat confirmed that a man with a stab wound had been treated.

Authorities are searching for the assailant, who fled after the attack but left behind his passport.

Israeli officials issued a warning last week of possible attacks in Sinai, a popular destination for Israeli tourists during Passover week.

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