Thousands of Israelis spent Shavuot in the Sinai despite a terror alert. Officials said 16,000 vacationers passed through Israel’s Taba border crossing to Egypt to spend the holiday at Red Sea resorts. There were no mishaps, despite an Israeli government advisory that Israelis could be targeted by Islamic terrorists in Sinai. The previous alert, issued before the High Holy Days, was borne out in October as a series of suicide bombings killed more than 30 people at Red Sea resorts, including a dozen Israelis.
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