High Risk for Israelis Abroad

Bureau says Iran, Hizbullah still want revenge attacks, are out to kill Israeli businessmen and former officials.

Gil Ronen, | updated: 22:32

El Al jets (file)
El Al jets (file)
Israel news photo: Flash 90

The Counter Terrorism Bureau of the National Security Council issued a renewed travel warning for Israelis abroad throughout the world Thursday, citing “a very high concrete threat.”

"Hizbullah continues to blame Israel for the death of Imad Mughniyeh,” it said on its website, “and Iran blames Israel for the death of the nuclear scientist in Teheran.” 

"According to information in our possession,” the CTB explained, “there continue to be threats of revenge through terrorist killing or abduction against Israelis abroad, with emphasis on businessmen, former senior state establishment officials.”

The CTB advises Israelis abroad to maintain high levels of sensitivity and alertness; to completely avoid staying in countries that come under specific travel warnings; to reject any tempting and unexpected offer, whether in business or pleasure; to reject unexpected invitations to meetings, especially in remote places and in hours of darkness, and to avoid allowing suspicious or unexpected visitors into their hotel room or living quarters.

On extended visits abroad, the CTB recommends breaking one's routine as concerns transportation routes, restaurants, entertainment spots and hotels.