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Warning: Hamas plans to abduct Israelis

Officials issue grave warning saying terrorists plan to kidnap civilians from within Israel, Sinai

Hamas is planning to kidnap Israeli citizens from within the state's territory, including Judea and Samaria, defense officials warned Thursday after an anti-tank missile hit a student bus in the Negev, critically wounding a 16-year old boy.


The officials say the warning is especially applicable to Israelis residing in Judea and Samaria, but that the danger has increased throughout Israel.


In addition, the Counter Terrorism Bureau issued a travel warning ahead of the Passover holiday, during which many Israelis frequent tourist destinations abroad.


The bureau stressed the warning against travel to Sinai this year, saying intelligence exists that terror agents will attempt to abduct Israeli citizens there.


Other countries in which travel is advised against include Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Morocco, the United Arab Emirates, Georgia, Armenia, Kenya, and Nigeria.


The bureau advises Israelis already traveling in these countries to keep a low profile and prefer flights and daytime travel.


On Saturday the IDF killed members of a terror cell planning to abduct Israelis in Sinai. A few hours later the Counter Terrorism Bureau issued a statement urging Israelis to depart from the Egyptian peninsula immediately.


"Terror agents in Sinai are preparing an attack of this kind together with local Bedouin tribes," the warning said.



פרסום ראשון: 04.07.11, 18:05
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