On the 21st of October, Saturday, Israel issued a travel advisory that discouraged traveling to ‘Muslim’ countries. This is due to the Anti-Semitic beliefs Muslims contain; Jews could be at a security risk in a Muslim country due to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine and may be harmed in collateral damage. A statement from Israel’s Prime Minister’s office read, “Avoid travel to Muslim countries for which travel alerts have been issued, including Malaysia, Bangladesh, and Indonesia, as well as Muslim countries with no travel alert, such as the Maldives,”
The statement further stated to “avoid travel to any Middle Eastern or Arab countries, including but not limited to Turkey, Egypt (and Sinai), Jordan, UAE, Bahrain, and Morocco”. Israel’s Prime Minister’s Office believes that its citizens in foreign countries are not safe, and security alert for Egypt, Jordan, and Morocco has been raised.
Israel’s Prime Minister Office’s official account posted on X, Formerly Twitter, “Joint statement from the National Security Council in the Prime Minister’s Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Israelis abroad are under threat — the level of the travel alerts to Egypt (including Sinai), Jordan and Morocco has been raised.”
Israel’s National Security Council (NSC) issued a new warning declaring Turkiye as a significant threat. Subsequently, the Council has directed all Israeli citizens present in Turkiye to leave immediately. The statement marked a notable shift in Israel’s disposition towards Turkey, indicative of the deteriorating geopolitical status quo. Israel has also called back their diplomats from Turkey “All Israelis in Turkey are called upon to leave immediately,” the NSC said.
Meanwhile, in a major development today, the border crossing between Egypt and Gaza opened to let aid into the territory for the first time since the attack on October 7, The Times of Israel reported. Over 200 trucks carrying roughly 3,000 tons of aid, which had been positioned near the crossing for days, began heading into Gaza. Egyptian state television showed several trucks entering the gate.
As per The Times of Israel, foreign nationals are expected to leave Gaza, and the US Embassy in Jerusalem has warned of a “potentially chaotic and disorderly environment on both sides of the crossing.”
The Times of Israel reported on Wednesday, That earlier, after the explosion at a hospital in the Gaza Strip that killed hundreds of people, protests and skirmishes broke out in the West Bank, Lebanon, and Jordan.
According to The Times of Israel, hundreds of protesters took to the streets to protest the explosion all across the West Bank. To control the crowd, the Palestinian forces in Ramallah fired tear gas at demonstrators who were calling for the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to step down.
The protesters are seeking the resignation of President Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the Palestinian Authority, over his conciliatory tone since the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza began earlier this month.
The War between Israel and Palestine broke out on 7th October, when Hamas a freedom fighter group out of Palestine, launched a series of rockets into the Israeli territory and initiated incursions into cities bordering the Gaza Strip Border; this attack resulted in deaths and capture of several Israeli hostages. Israel was caught off guard by this offensive, prompting a swift and forceful response. The day following the attack on October 7, the Israeli government officially declared war against Hamas.