Israel recommends citizens to avoid visiting Turkey saying there is a continuing threat against Israel and Jewish targets there. (JP)
A day after the deadly blast in Istanbul that killed three Israelis, the Counter-terrorism Bureau in the Prime Minister's Office called on Israelis to avoid visiting the country all together.
The new advisory is a more stringent one than the one that has been in place since August 2014, advising Israelis to refrain only from unnecessary travel to Turkey, saying there is a continuing threat against Israel and Jewish targets there.
The advisory was upgraded from a Level 4 warning of the threat of potential attacks, to a Level 3 warning of the threat of concrete attacks. Hmmm.....When will the other countries follow their lead? Will they wait till their own people get killed?
#Turkey: #ISIL bomber followed #Israel tourist group from the moment they left their hotel in Beşiktaş district, trailed them to Istiklal.— Abdullah Bozkurt (@abdbozkurt) March 21, 2016
Israel is advising against all travel to #Turkey (Two levels higher than prior to the #Istanbul attack)— Michael Horowitz (@michaelh992) March 20, 2016
@michaelh992 From what i understand the Israeli victims were part of a group on a culinary trip to #Turkey. Probably targeted as a group.— MFS - The Other News (@MFS001) March 20, 2016