Israel warns of Islamic State threat to Israelis and Jews in Europe

Israel warned Jews and Israelis traveling in Western Europe that they are under increased danger of terrorism. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( The Israeli National Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Bureau has issued a travel advisory before the High Holidays, warning that Islamic State terrorists could pose a range of threats to Jewish and Israeli targets in Western Europe.

"During this period, the potential threat has grown," the Counter-Terrorism Bureau warned.

"There are concerns about additional attacks on Israeli and Jewish targets around the world, with an emphasis on Western Europe, by global jihadi elements (including the Islamic State), particularly by veterans of Syria and Iraq who return to their countries," the bureau added, referring to the May shooting at the Brussels-based Jewish Museum of Belgium, in which four people were killed, including an Israeli couple.

The bureau also renewed a severe travel warning for the Sinai peninsula, where terror organizations, such Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, have been heavily active. It also warned that Israeli business targets in Africa are also increasingly at risk.

Posted on September 15, 2014 .