The Israeli military warned on Monday settlers in Eilat settlement in the south from what it described “persistent terror threat” from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.
According to Israeli newspaper (Yediouth Ahronoth) website, quoting an Israeli Defense Force Spokesman Brigadier General Yoav Mordechai as saying that “construction of the Egypt border security fence was halted earlier at three sites as result of concrete terror warnings.”
The newspaper added that “he cannot say that Eilat residents can rest easy at this time.”
The Israeli army spokesman referred to the Egyptian peninsula as “a region where one can trade in terror attacks.”
“We are facing many warnings on our Western border, but I can promise Eilat residents that the IDF is focusing the maximal efforts and forces in order to protect the sector,” the Israeli spokesman said.
However, Mordechai said that “Eilat residents have no reason to fear, but should be alert and follow the IDF’s instructions regarding travel on area roads.
He added that “at this time the army has not declared the highest level of alert in the region.”