Israel shuts Egypt border crossing following terror warning

Israel has closed its Taba border crossing to Egypt following a warning by its anti-terrorism office of an "imminent" militant attack there.

Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said in a statement on Monday, April 10th that there was intel regarding a potential "terror attack" against tourists in the Sinai peninsula.

The crossing is open for those wanting to return from Egypt.

A pair of church bombings during Palm Sunday ceremonies killed more than 40 people Sunday; shortly after those attacks, Israeli urged its citizens in Sinai to return home.

Sinai has traditionally been a popular destination for Israelis, especially during the upcoming Passover holiday. But Israel has urged its citizens to avoid the area in recent years because of Islamic militant activity.

(with files from the Associated Press)