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Israel has issued an "urgent" warning to its citizens to leave Egypt's Sinai Peninsula immediately.
It comes after "concrete evidence" of an expected terror attempt to kidnap Israelis in the region.
The warning was issued by the Israeli prime minister's office.
It took the unusual step of calling on families of Israelis touring the Sinai to contact them.
Israel's anti-terror office has a standard travel advisory telling Israelis to stay out of the Sinai desert because of the threat of terror attacks.
However, thousands of Israelis routinely ignore the warning and vacation in the desert and along its Red Sea coast. Egyptian security officials said about 35,000 Israelis are in the Sinai now, and they expected thousands more to arrive later this month.