Israelis traveling to Sinai in ‘unprecedented numbers’ for Passover

Israelis cross into Egypt through the Taba Border Crossing, in the southern Israeli city of Eilat, April 17, 2022. (Flash90)
Israelis cross into Egypt through the Taba Border Crossing, in the southern Israeli city of Eilat, April 17, 2022. (Flash90)

Ofer Lefler, spokesman for the Israel Airports Authority, says Israelis have been crossing the Egyptian border to Sinai in unprecedented numbers this Passover.

He anticipates that 200,000 will make the crossing in the course of the festival.

“An unprecedented number,” he tells Army Radio.

Ben Gurion Airport is also working at a very high capacity, with almost 80,000 using the airport each day on average, and an expected 2.2 million for the month.

He says the biggest challenge the Authority has is in recruiting staff.

Most Popular