Egyptian authorities arrested 12 Hamas terrorists planning an attack on Israelis in the Sinai Desert.
Israeli reports quoted Egyptian media as saying on Friday that the men, from two separate terrorist cells, were arrested with weapons and explosives near Egypt’s breached border with the Gaza Strip.
They were planning attacks on Israelis who flock to the Sinai’s Red Sea shore.
Hamas gunmen blew open the border last week to allow Palestinians in the blockaded Gaza Strip to leave. Israel has blockaded Gaza in a bid to stop rocket attacks on Israel’s south.
Soon after the breach, Israel issued its citizens a travel warning advising against Sinai travel.