Israelis hide out in Istanbul hotels amid Iran attack warnings: ‘Why take the risk?’


Assessment: Turkish president Recep Erdogan has openly embraced Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh (below) setting the stage for terror attacks on Jewish citizens … 

Numerous Israelis on Friday night heeded calls to shelter in their hotel rooms in Istanbul amid warnings that Iran was seeking to kill or kidnap Israeli nationals, while others said nothing appeared amiss there and that they were continuing their trips to Turkey as planned.

“And I will curse him who curses you …” Genesis 12:3 

(Turkish riot police officers walk in front of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul on June 14, 2022)

Senior Israeli officials warned earlier in the day of “concrete” threats that Iran was trying to launch a terror attack on Israelis in Istanbul this weekend, urging all citizens to leave Turkey immediately. They said who could not leave should lock themselves in their hotel rooms.

“I’m very concerned, but I came here for a [medical] treatment that I cannot stop. I’m really scared, so I’m only eating in the room and am not going out. Why take the risk?” Etti Attias told the Ynet news site.

Attias, 55, said she would not have traveled to Turkey if not for the treatment.

“Even if there isn’t attack, these aren’t things you play with,” she said. “I asked that when they take me to the clinic, that it not be in a car that looks like it’s for tourists.”

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