On Monday, NSC’s Counterterrorism Division published travel warnings for Israelis abroad. “We estimate that in the near future, Iran will continue to work to advance attempts to harm Israeli targets around the world, in countries near Iran as well as Western countries and Europe,” the statement said.
The NSC said, “Global jihad organizations and radical Islam, especially Islamic State (ISIS) and their supporters, continue to demonstrate motivation to carry out terrorist attacks, including against Jewish and Israeli targets in various countries of the world. This is supported by open statements from the heads of the organizations calling for harm to Israelis and Jews. These organizations have extensive infrastructure and operations in the Middle East (with an emphasis on North Sinai) in Africa and Asia, as well as sporadic operations in other countries around the world.”
“We are once again calling on the public planning to visit abroad to check the travel warnings for the expected destinations before purchasing tickets.”
Just last week, the head of the IDF’s Military Intelligence Maj.-Gen Aharon Haliva, warned of terror incidents during the Chagim. “The Chagim period is always a sensitive time, but I can assess that there is potential for significant events during the Chagim this year. In the Palestinian arena, we’re now looking to the future, to the long-term, to the day after Abbas and the succession struggles that will ensue as a result.”