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Sinai kidnapping reported

Arab affairs expert Ehud Yaari interrupts the Obama coverage on Channel 2 to pass on a report that just arrived according to which two Israeli tourists and one Belgian have been kidnapped by gunmen in Sinai.

No confirmation of the report was immediately available.

The Israel government has long recommended that Israeli citizens avoid Sinai, where jihadist groups are known to operate and where government authority — never particularly strong — has been weakened  further by the political turmoil in Egypt.

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