Israeli citizens have been warned not to travel to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, following threats of Iranian attacks.
A statement by the Israeli National Security Council issued, “In light of the threats heard recently by Iranian officials and in light of the involvement in the past of Iranian officials in terror attacks in various countries, there is a concern that Iran will try to act in this way against Israeli targets.”
The warning comes after the recent killing of Iran’s top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, in an attack that Iran accuses Israel of carrying out.
While Israel has made no comment about the assassination, it’s worth mentioning that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu once talked about Iran’s nuclear program and Fakhrizadeh saying, “remember that name.”
Both the UAE and Bahrain challenged history and the Arab public opinion by normalizing ties with Israel, which had long been regarded as an enemy state by the Arab region.
The UAE has also recently begun offering tourist visas to Israeli citizens, thousands of who were scheduled to fly to the UAE soon. Now, they must heed the warning of their government.
In addition to the UAE and Bahrain, the travel advisory also includes Africa, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and the Kurdish area of Iraq.
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