Israel warned its citizens to avoid Egypt, Jordan and Morocco. The advisory, issued this week on the recommendation of the government’s Counter-Terrorism Unit, did not provide details but came against a backdrop of mounting anger in Egypt over allegations that Israeli troops massacred Egyptian prisoners during the 1967 Six-Day War. Egypt and Jordan are the only two Arab countries to have full ties with the Jewish state, but relations have been strained during the past six years of Israeli-Palestinian fighting. Israel has low-level diplomatic ties with Morocco. The new Counter-Terrorism Unit advisory put Egypt, Jordan and Morocco in Israel’s highest threat category alongside enemy countries such as Iran, Syria and Lebanon.
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