Israeli travellers to India warned of possible terror attack

Jerusalem: Israel`s counter-terrorism bureau has warned Israelis travelling to India, among other countries, of a possible terror attack which can target them and Jewish targets during the Passover vacation.

"Due to what is happening in the Gaza Strip, terrorists intend to carry out attacks against Israelis and against Jewish targets abroad during the Passover holiday," the bureau`s warning said.

India, Thailand, Greece and Turkey are said to be the potential targets for such an attack.

The travel advisory recommends that Israelis be "highly sensitive" and aware at tourist sites, that they alter their daily routines, and avoid unexpected invitations to meetings.

They have been also advised against going to places where large groups of Israelis are known to assemble.

A Jewish outreach centre, the Chabad House, was a target of 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai in 2008 in which six people were killed at the centre.

Last week, the counter terrorism bureau warned Israelis against traveling to Sinai and called on those who were in Sinai to return to Israel immediately.

The warning comes just a few days before the Jewish holiday of Passover, a time during which many Israelis go on vacation.