On the eve of the Passover, the Israeli government sent condolences to Egypt and called on Israelis visiting the Egyptian Sinai Desert to return home immediately on Monday. The statements followed ISIS’ claim of responsibility for bombing two churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday, killing more than 40 Christians. “Israel sends condolences to the families of those who were murdered in yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Egypt, and wishes for a quick and full recovery to the wounded,” a government statement read. “The world must unite and fight terrorism everywhere.”

In a separate move earlier in the day, Israel’s National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau (NSCCTB) issued a warning. “Increased activity by the ‘Sinai Province’ [affiliated with Islamic State] in recent months has also found expression against Israel in its desire to commit terrorist attacks against tourists in Sinai, including [against] Israelis, in the immediate term,” the NSCCTB said Monday in a statement. MORE