Terror breeding ground. North Africa

Concerns over Israeli man missing in North Africa

Person carrying foreign passport reported missing by family. Travel warnings issued in past warn against possible kidnapping, terror attacks in northern region of continent

Officials on Wednesday were trying to gather information about an Israeli citizen who was reported missing in North Africa. The man was apparently traveling in the North African region while carrying both a foreign and an Israeli passport.


According to the reports, the Israeli man used his foreign passport to cross between countries. The person's family turned to the Foreign Ministry after a desperate attempt to locate him.


Israeli officials expressed concern over the man's disappearance, and are still unsure of the circumstances that led him to travel in the region and his current whereabouts.


Many regions in North Africa have reportedly been used as breeding grounds for global terror organization al-Qaeda, especially around the al-Maghrib area in north western Africa. Israel has issued many travel warnings against visiting different countries in the African continent.


Three months ago, the Counter Terrorism Bureau issued a travel warning for Israelis visiting and staying in Mauritius, Ivory Coast, north Nigeria, Togo and Burkina Faso. In the warning it said that terror organizations were planning to execute terror attacks and kidnap Israeli nationals in these countries.


The Bureau warned that al- Qaeda was gaining ground, and is specifically specializing in kidnapping citizens of western countries.


פרסום ראשון: 03.24.10, 19:02
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