Al-Qaeda targeting Israelis in India, authorities warn

The Paradesi Synagogue in Kochi, India. Credit: Jungpionier via Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Indian authorities are warning of the possibility of a terror attack against Israeli tourists in India over the High Holidays, Israel’s Channel 2 reported.

According to the report, Indian authorities believe al-Qaeda terrorists will try to attack Jewish and Israeli centers in Mumbai, Delhi, and Dharamsala, among other cities.

The Counter-Terrorism Bureau in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office has not issued a travel warning in response to the report. Following the report, the Indian Interior Ministry recommended increased security at Israeli sites in India and advised Israelis planning on spending the next several weeks in the country to take additional security precautions.

The sites that Indian authorities are concerned about include the Israeli embassy, consulates, synagogues, Chabad houses, and Jewish community centers. The warning comes shortly after it was reported that al-Qaeda had established a cell in India.

Posted on September 9, 2014 .