A senior official in the bureau urged Israelis who are currently overseas to be extra vigilant. The warning was issued based on information extracted during the interrogation of suspects arrested in connection to the terror attacks in New Delhi and Bangkok.
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According to the information, Iran and Hezbollah are planning to carry out attacks against Israeli and Jewish targets around the world. "There is great determination on their part to carry out attacks, " the official said.
The source did not specify any specific countries under threat. "It's important that people understand that we’re facing additional attacks but Israel is making great efforts to prevent future attacks."
He noted that Israel is carefully monitoring statements by Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah and making arrangements accordingly.
Site of New Delhi attack (Photo: Reuters)
Referring to reports and rumors of an attempt on the life of Defense Minister Ehud Barak, the official said: "We have no indication for this but senior officials are more exposed to attacks and we are carefully watching any signs for this."
The bureau repeated its travel warning to Sinai stressing its continued relevance. Alert level and security around Israeli missions abroad has been beefed and Israeli envoys were called to take every precaution.
The Counter Terrorism Bureau noted that the serious warning applies to all areas of the world. The bureau's website stated that Hezbollah continues to blame Israel for Imad Mughniyeh's death and that Iran blames Israel for the death of a nuclear scientist.
The bureau stressed that the threat of revenge attacks, including abductions, directed against Israeli businessmen and former public servants is still very much relevant.
The bureau is advising Israelis who are abroad to remain highly vigilant; avoid countries for which travel advisories were issued; reject any tempting or unexpected business or recreation offers; reject unexpected invitations for meetings, particularly in remote locations and after dark and avoid hosting suspicious or unexpected guests in hotels.
It was also advised to break off extended tours abroad by changing routine travel routes, and visits to restaurants, entertainment spots and hotels.
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