Israel has allegedly issued an “immediate and severe” travel warning for Western Tourists in India to Israeli tourists traveling in India. They have cited an immediate threat of attack on tourist targets During New year celebrations, especially in South West part of India. (Majorly Goa, Pune, Mumbai, and Cochin).
Israel’s Anti-terrorism directorate said in the statement, “We are warning Israeli tourists traveling in India of the possibility of imminent terrorist attacks against western targets and tourists, particularly in the south-west of that country”.
The warning said, “A particular emphasis should be put on events in the coming days in connection with beach and club parties celebrating the New Year where a concentration of tourists will be high”.
It further added, “Israeli tourists traveling in India are asked to stay alerted and to pay attention to local media reports and security agencies”.
It is also recommended to avoid markets, festivals and crowded shopping areas.
Notably, the travel warning was published on Friday, after the start of the Jewish Sabbath, when government offices close for business.