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Jerusalem fears attacks on Israelis visiting UAE following Iran hit

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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.

Iran’s cries for retaliation have prompted concerns for Israeli embassies and Jewish communities abroad and raised the prospect of cross-border attacks on Israel by Iranian proxies in Lebanon and Syria, among other scenarios.

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