Israelis warned to stay away from Bangkok


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau issued a warning to Israelis to stay away from Bangkok out of fear of a terrorist attack.

The Bureau also urged Israelis already in the capital of Thailand to stay away from areas popular with Israelis.

The  warning comes after the arrest Jan. 13 of a Lebanese man alleged to have plotted a bombing attack against Israelis in Thailand. It is believed that more Hezbollah terrorists from Lebanon could be on the ground in Thailand, preparing an attack ahead of the Feb. 12 anniversary of the assassination of Hezbollah chief Imad Mughniyeh.

Israel reportedly informed Thai authorities on Dec. 22 that three Hezbollah terrorists had entered Thailand in order to launch a terrorist attack against Israelis.

The United States and nine other countries have issued warnings about travel to Thailand.

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