Jews Warned of Terror Attack Plots in Tunisia

Counter-Terrorism Bureau issues warning that Jews should not visit Tunisia over concrete info regarding Lag Ba'Omer terror plot.

Ari Yashar ,

Site of terror attack in Tunisia (file)
Site of terror attack in Tunisia (file)

Israel's Counter-Terrorism Bureau on Saturday evening issued a terror alert, warning Jews not to visit Tunisia due to information of terror plots that may be conducted this coming week.

The alert particularly warned about the possibility of an attack on the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer, which will occur this Thursday.

A Level 2 alert in Tunisia was listed by the bureau, indicating a concrete and high threat. It noted, "the recommendation is to avoid visiting Tunisia.”

There have been recent indications of the terrorist activity in Tunisia amidst the chaotic political situation characterized by Islamist militias vying for power, as a large arms cache potentially gathered ahead of an attack was discovered last month in the central town of Sidi Bouzid.

Ironically, a report by the watchdog organization Freedom House in February found that Israel and Tunisia are the only "free" countries in the Middle East.

In March a separate bureau warning noted that recent attacks in Belgium, France, Denmark, Canada and Australia all "raise concerns over additional attacks against Western targets, including Jewish and Israeli targets."

Those suspected of plotting attacks are returning jihadists who fought with terror groups in Syria and Iraq, as well as home grown terrorists in the West.

A total of 27 travel alerts were made by the bureau at the time, aside from six enemy sites Israelis are banned from visiting, as well as eight regions with various travel advisories on them.