Tel Aviv Fears Attacks On ‘Israelis’ Visiting UAE Following Iranian Scientist Assassination
By Staff, Agencies
‘Israeli’ security officials are concerned Iran could target Zionist tourists visiting the United Arab Emirates in retaliation for the assassination of the man said to be the Islamic Republic’s top military nuclear scientist.
Multiple top Iranian officials blamed the Zionist entity for the assassination of martyr Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, and vowed to avenge his death. Tel Aviv, however, has not officially taken responsibility for the assassination, though The New York Times, citing intelligence officials, said it was behind the hit.
In the time being, Iran’s vows for retaliation have prompted concerns for Zionist embassies and ‘Israeli’ communities abroad and raised the prospect of cross-border attacks on the occupation entity, among other scenarios.
‘Israeli’ military officials are also now wary that the occupation entity’s tourists to Dubai and Abu Dhabi could be targeted in a terror attack in the Gulf state, a country easily accessible from Iran, Channel 12 reported Sunday evening.
Security officials recently held a meeting on the safety of ‘Israeli’ visitors to the UAE and have begun working with their Emirati counterparts to ensure the protection of their tourists, the report said.
The UAE is expected to soon see an influx of Zionist tourists, following September’s normalization deal it signed with the occupation regime.
Since the establishment of ties allowing ‘Israelis’ to visit the Gulf, the Zionist entity’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau claimed there is a “basic concrete threat” in the UAE and Bahrain. That is the third-highest advisory issued by the bureau, after “very high concrete threat” and “high concrete threat.”
According to Sunday’s TV report, the Zionist entity is also anticipating that Iran could step up its cyberattacks on the occupation entity’s water and electricity facilities.
The Zionist entity has also raised alertness in its embassies around the world in the wake of the assassination, according to reports Saturday. ‘Israeli’ communities across the globe are also taking precautions, Channel 12 reported.
Fakhrizadeh was martyred in a bombing and shooting attack outside Tehran on Friday.
There has been no official word so far of the ‘Israeli’ military raising its alertness level along the occupation entity’s borders.