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News and updates about Sinai Peninsula

Israeli arrested in Sinai last month released

Daniel Haim was arrested on August 24th on his way to a vacation in the Sinai Peninsula after five handgun bullets were found in his bag.

Israeli arrested in Sinai last month released

Chabad Hassid who was arrested in Sinai released

Nehorai Yitzhak, 18-year-old Chabad Hassid who was arrested at local hospitality complex, released to Israel after midnight.

Chabad Hassid who was arrested in Sinai released

Israeli man drowns in Sinai Peninsula

Israeli in his 50s drowns while on a family vacation with his wife and two children in the Sinai Peninsula.

Israeli man drowns in Sinai Peninsula

Sinai accident:

Matan Luzon laid to rest

Hundreds attend funeral of Matan Luzon, one of two Israelis killed in the accident in the Sinai Peninsula.

Matan Luzon laid to rest

Yuval Keshet and Moshe Matan Luzon killed in Sinai accident

Yuval Keshet, 24, from Haifa, and Moshe Matan Luzon, 25, from Petah Tikva killed in accident in the Sinai Peninsula.

Yuval Keshet and Moshe Matan Luzon killed in Sinai accident

2 Israelis killed in car crash in Sinai

Foreign Ministry says lives of other 5 victims of deadly crash are not in danger.

2 Israelis killed in car crash in Sinai

7 Israelis injured in car accident in Sinai

MDA working with Egyptian authorities to evacuate the injured to Israeli hospitals for treatment instead of Egyptian hospitals.

7 Israelis injured in car accident in Sinai

5 Egyptian soldiers killed in attack in Sinai Peninsula

This is the second deadly attack against security forces in the Sinai in less than a week.

5 Egyptian soldiers killed in attack in Sinai Peninsula

Egypt's Sisi hopes for counterterrorism cooperation with US

Egyptian President meets top US general following latest ISIS attack in Sinai Peninsula.

Egypt's Sisi hopes for counterterrorism cooperation with US

ISIS claims deadly attack in Sinai Peninsula

Islamic State claims attack that killed an officer and 10 Egyptian soldiers in Northern Sinai.

ISIS claims deadly attack in Sinai Peninsula

Egypt:

ISIS terrorists blow up gas pipeline in Sinai

Suspected ISIS jihadists blow up natural gas pipeline in northern Sinai, causing a fire but no casualties.

ISIS terrorists blow up gas pipeline in Sinai

Israel downgrades terror threat level in Sinai after 20 years

National Security Council lowers terror level threat in southern Sinai to level 3, but says a high risk remains in northern Sinai.

Israel downgrades terror threat level in Sinai after 20 years

Egypt's military kills 89 suspected terrorists in Sinai

Egypt has been fighting an insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula for several years.

Egypt's military kills 89 suspected terrorists in Sinai

ISIS terrorists kill 5 soldiers in northern Sinai

Islamic State terrorists ambush checkpoint in northern Sinai Peninsula, killing at least five troops.

ISIS terrorists kill 5 soldiers in northern Sinai

Gas pipeline in Sinai explodes

Explosion at natural gas pipeline in northern Sinai Peninsula causes fire but no human casualties.

Gas pipeline in Sinai explodes

ISIS: We blew up gas pipeline between Israel and Egypt

Islamic State claims to have blown up gas pipeline between in northern Sinai. Israeli official: No damage was caused to the pipeline.

ISIS: We blew up gas pipeline between Israel and Egypt

Egyptian army kills more than 70 jihadists in the Sinai

Egypt has been fighting an insurgency in the Sinai Peninsula for several years.

Egyptian army kills more than 70 jihadists in the Sinai

Egypt's military kills 19 suspected jihadists in Sinai

Egypt's military kills 19 suspected jihadists as part of its battle to quell insurgency in north Sinai.

Egypt's military kills 19 suspected jihadists in Sinai

Will US remove its troops from the Sinai?

Defense Secretary Mark Esper wants to remove US troops from the Sinai Peninsula. Key Democrats and Republicans disagree.

Will US remove its troops from the Sinai?

At least 10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai explosion

Explosion hits military armored convoy in the Sinai Peninsula, causing at least 10 casualties among soldiers.

At least 10 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai explosion

Egyptian forces kill 17 terrorists in Sinai

Egyptian police forces kill 17 terrorists during shootout in North Sinai Province.

Egyptian forces kill 17 terrorists in Sinai

9 members of same family killed in explosion in Sinai

Nine killed, six wounded in explosion in a town in the northern Sinai Peninsula.

9 members of same family killed in explosion in Sinai

Israeli man missing in Egypt

Police turn to public for help with search for 26-year-old man who disappeared after entering Sinai Peninsula.

Israeli man missing in Egypt

2 killed in Sinai suicide bombing

Suicide bomber targets military checkpoint in northern Sinai one day after ISIS claims responsibility for 4 headless bodies.

2 killed in Sinai suicide bombing

Egypt cracks down on terrorist organizations

Egyptian Foreign Ministry says local security forces eliminated two "armed squads" in the Sinai Peninsula.

Egypt cracks down on terrorist organizations

Security council warns Israelis to leave Sinai

National Security Council warns of ISIS, Al-Qaeda activity in Sinai, urges Israelis in the area to get out, come home.

Security council warns Israelis to leave Sinai

Greenblatt: Peace plan doesn't include giving Sinai to Gaza

US envoy rejects reports that peace plan will include giving a portion of the Sinai Peninsula to Gaza: Don't believe everything you read.

Greenblatt: Peace plan doesn't include giving Sinai to Gaza

Foreign Ministry warns Sinai vacationers

Signs posted at Egyptian border crossing warning Israelis about possible terrorist attacks in Sinai.

Foreign Ministry warns Sinai vacationers

2 Gazans killed by toxic gas in cross-border tunnel

Hamas terrorist and Gaza civilian killed by toxic gas in cross-border tunnel between coastal enclave and Sinai.

2 Gazans killed by toxic gas in cross-border tunnel

Egypt destroys most of the tunnels on Rafah border

Senior Egyptian official says the military operation to destroy smuggling tunnels succeeded in halting terrorist attacks in the Sinai.

Egypt destroys most of the tunnels on Rafah border

ISIS claims Israel attacking in the Sinai

ISIS releases a video claiming that Israel carried out attacks in the Sinai Peninsula.

ISIS claims Israel attacking in the Sinai

Egypt refers terror suspects to military court

555 terror suspects referred to military court on charges of joining the local ISIS affiliate.

Egypt refers terror suspects to military court

Egyptian army kills 16 jihadists in the Sinai

Egypt’s military says 16 jihadists were killed in the past four days during a major military operation against ISIS.

Egyptian army kills 16 jihadists in the Sinai

105 terrorists killed in Egypt's 'Operation Sinai 2018'

Egyptian soldiers and police personnel have killed 105 terrorists since the start of Sinai anti-terrorism operation in February.

105 terrorists killed in Egypt's 'Operation Sinai 2018'

Report: Egypt doubles number of soldiers in Sinai

Israel has reportedly agreed to Egypt's request to increase the number of its soldiers fighting ISIS in the Sinai Peninsula.

Report: Egypt doubles number of soldiers in Sinai

Egypt military: Only we conduct operations in the Sinai

Egypt’s military spokesperson denies report that Israel has been attacking ISIS targets in Sinai with Egyptian approval.

Egypt military: Only we conduct operations in the Sinai

Two rockets fired from Sinai at southern Israel

Sirens heard five times in southern Israel throughout the night. IDF says two rockets were fired from Sinai.

Two rockets fired from Sinai at southern Israel

ISIS warned Egyptian villagers before attack

Elders of Sinai village where mosque was attacked were warned by ISIS to stop collaborating with security forces and suspend Sufi rituals.

ISIS warned Egyptian villagers before attack

Soldier lightly wounded by stray gunfire from Sina

IDF believes incident is spillover of internal fighting in the Sinai Peninsula.

Soldier lightly wounded by stray gunfire from Sina

Minister Gamilel: Palestinian State? Only in Sinai

Social Equality Minister says new Arab dictatorship in Judea and Samaria unacceptable, dangerous, proposes state in Sinai to include Gaza.

Minister Gamilel: Palestinian State? Only in Sinai

Arabs from Sinai open fire at IDF forces

Arabs open fire from the Sinai Peninsula towards IDF soldiers working along border fence. No injuries, military vehicle sustains damage.

Arabs from Sinai open fire at IDF forces

ISIS claims rocket fire on southern Israel

ISIS-linked news agency says group was behind two rockets fired from Sinai Peninsula into southern Israel.

ISIS claims rocket fire on southern Israel

Rockets fired from Sinai towards southern Israel

Two rockets fired from Sinai Peninsula towards the Eshkol Regional Council, explode in open areas.

Rockets fired from Sinai towards southern Israel

Hamas provides Egypt with information on terrorists

Hamas reportedly provides details of terrorists operating in Sinai and in Gaza to the Egyptian security establishment.

Hamas provides Egypt with information on terrorists

Two Egyptian soldiers, six jihadists killed in Sinai

Egypt's military says two soldiers and six jihadists killed in a "foiled" suicide bombing in the Sinai Peninsula.

Two Egyptian soldiers, six jihadists killed in Sinai

18 killed in terror attack in Sinai

ISIS claims attack on a security convoy in North Sinai.

18 killed in terror attack in Sinai

Two tourists killed in stabbing in Egyptian resort

Two foreign tourists killed in stabbing attack at resort in the Sinai Peninsula. Attacked arrested and questioned.

Two tourists killed in stabbing in Egyptian resort

Deputy minister rejects report of nuclear ‘doomsday’ plan

Michael Oren rejects New York Times report claiming Israel was prepared to detonate a nuclear bomb in the Sinai in 1967.

Deputy minister rejects report of nuclear ‘doomsday’ plan

Report: Israel planned to detonate atomic device in Sinai

New York Times reports that before Six Day War, Israel planned to detonate atomic device atop a mountain in the Sinai Peninsula.

Report: Israel planned to detonate atomic device in Sinai

ISIS kills four Bedouin in the Sinai

ISIS suicide bomber attacks tribal checkpoint in Sinai Peninsula, killing four members of a powerful local tribe.

ISIS kills four Bedouin in the Sinai

Egyptian forces kill Sinai monastery shooter

Egyptian security forces kill gunman suspected of shooting policeman near St. Catherine's monastery in the Sinai.

Egyptian forces kill Sinai monastery shooter

Report: UAV attack in Sinai kills one

Reports say one killed in an air strike on a home south of Rafah.

Report: UAV attack in Sinai kills one

Israel updates Sinai travel warning

Counter-Terrorism Bureau updates warning against travel to Sinai following attacks on churches.

Israel updates Sinai travel warning

10 Egyptian soldiers killed in the Sinai

Ten members of Egypt's military killed during anti-terror operation in the Sinai Peninsula.

10 Egyptian soldiers killed in the Sinai

ISIS claims rocket fire on southern Israel

ISIS says it fired two rockets on the Eshkol Regional Council on Monday.

ISIS claims rocket fire on southern Israel

ISIS attack? Rockets strike southern Israel

Two rockets hit Israel following drone strike against ISIS in Sinai.

ISIS attack? Rockets strike southern Israel

ISIS claims 5 killed in Israeli attack in Sinai

ISIS claims Israeli drone attack in Sinai killed five of its members.

ISIS claims 5 killed in Israeli attack in Sinai

Israelis warned of 'imminent danger' of Sinai terror

Counter-Terrorism Bureau issues a warning to Israelis to leave the Sinai Peninsula immediately, cites an imminent terror threat.

Israelis warned of 'imminent danger' of Sinai terror

Egypt: Terrorists kill five policemen in the Sinai

At least five Egyptian policemen killed when terrorists open fire on their vehicle in the central Sinai Peninsula.

Egypt: Terrorists kill five policemen in the Sinai

Egypt destroys 10 tunnels near Gaza border

Egyptian border forces uncover and destroy 12 tunnels along the borders of the northern Sinai and Gaza.

Egypt destroys 10 tunnels near Gaza border