Israel tells citizens to leave Egypt and Jordan as soon as possible

Israel issues a warning against travel to Egypt, Jordan and Morocco, citing fears that Israeli travelers will be targets of those angry at the ongoing war sparked by the deadly Hamas onslaught.

The announcement from the National Security Agency, the Prime Minister’s Office and the Foreign Ministry says it is raising the alert to Egypt (including the Sinai Peninsula) and Jordan to a 4 and calling on all Israelis in the country to leave as soon as possible.

For Morocco, the threat level is being raised to a 3, and Israelis are told to avoid non-essential travel.

“Due to the continuation of the war, further significant aggravation has been detected in protests against Israel in recent days in various countries of the world, with an emphasis on Arab countries in the Middle East, alongside displays of hostility and violence against Israeli and Jewish symbols,” the warning reads.

The announcement says it is additionally recommended to avoid staying in all Middle East/Arab countries, including: Turkey, Egypt (including Sinai), Jordan, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Morocco.

Additionally, it recommends avoiding travel to countries such as Malaysia, Bangladesh, Indonesia and the Maldives.

Two Israeli tourists were killed by an Egyptian policeman in an attack last week.

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