The Israeli National Security Council issued a warning for its citizens planning to travel abroad, against the alleged Iranian threats of potentially targeting Israeli citizens. Among the countries that the Council listed are the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain as well as other countries across the region. Both the UAE and Bahrain signed a US-brokered normalization agreement, foreseeing the establishment of diplomatic ties with Israel, last year. Specifically, the UAE became a favorite tourist destination for Israeli citizens after the signing of the Abraham Accords.
In the statement issued by the Council’s anti-terrorism office, it was said that: “We estimate that Iran will continue to operate in the near future to harm Israeli targets.” In addition to the UAE and Bahrain, the Office listed Georgia, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, and Egypt as countries which should be refrained from traveling to.
It has been seen that the reciprocal attacks between Israel and Iran have intensified around the region. Recently, it has been allegedly reported that an Israeli ship was hit by Iranian missile attacks off the Arabian Sea. Israeli security authorities are on the alert since they consider that Tehran has not yet responded to the killing of Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in a way that would satisfy the Iranian side. For this reason, Tel Aviv has claimed that Iran seeks to carry out attacks against Israeli targets around the world.