Scene of New Delhi attack (Photo: AP)
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CTB issues Passover travel advisories

Counter Terrorism Bureau warns Iran, Hezbollah may use coming holiday to mount terror attacks against Israelis traveling abroad

The Counter Terrorism Bureau (CTB) issued Wednesday renewed travel advisories to various destinations worldwide, prompted by the recent terror attacked on Israeli targets in India, Georgia, Thailand and the deadly attack on the Jewish school in Toulouse.


A top CTB source told Ynet that alerts suggesting Iran and Hezbollah will try to target Israelis worldwide have become more frequent. "It's important to us to make clear that this reflects accurate intelligence leads – this isn’t an attempt to simply cover our basis. Some advisories have been known to foil potential terror attacks," he said.


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The CTB, however, had no intelligence suggesting the Toulouse shooting was in the wings.


CTB experts said that given the failed attempts to seriously harm Israelis in Baku, New Delhi and Bangkok, it was likely that terror groups will now aim for "softer" targets, such as Israeli tourists, or known tourist hubs abroad.


The CTB also issued an imminent-threat advisory pertaining to Sinai and Turkey – which are still in effect.


CTB sources further expressed concern that terror groups will try to use the coming Passover holiday – during which scores of Israeli travel aboard – to target Israeli targets overseas, especially where Passover seders are being held.


"The harder it is for terrorists to target official Israeli targets overseas, like institutions and embassies, the more attempts we are likely to see against tourists," a CTB source said.



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