Israelis in Turkey told to hide

Tuesday, June 01, 2010 |  Israel Today Staff

Following Monday's deadly clash between Israeli soldiers and supposed humanitarian peace activists aboard a flotilla of ships heading to Gaza, Israelis have been told to avoid traveling to Turkey, and if they are already there, to remain hidden.

The aid flotilla, organized by the Free Gaza Movement and the Turkish terror-supporting organization IHH, originally set off from Turkey and many of those killed in Monday's confrontation were Turkish citizens.

As a result, tens of thousands of Turks demonstrated outside Israeli missions in Istanbul and Ankara, calling for Israel to drown in a "sea of blood."

"This delicate state of affairs is liable to deteriorate into violent outbreaks against Israelis in Turkey," Israel's National Security Council Counter-Terrorism Bureau said in an official travel warning.

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