Jerusalem fears attacks on Israelis visiting UAE following Iran hit Security officials reportedly concerned that Israeli tourists could be targeted by terror attacks in Gulf in response to killing of top nuclear scientist

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Members of an Israeli high-tech delegation walk past a poster of Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum during a meeting with Emirati counterparts at the headquarters of the Government Accelerators in Dubai, on October 27, 2020. (Karim Sahib/AFP)

Israeli security officials are concerned Iran could attack Israeli 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, which Tehran blames on Israel, according to a television report on Sunday.

Multiple top Iranian officials have blamed Israel for the death of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, the alleged mastermind of Iran’s rogue nuclear weapons program, and vowed to avenge his death. Israel has not officially taken responsibility for the assassination, though The New York Times, citing intelligence officials, said Jerusalem was behind the hit.

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