Bennett Warns Tehran Will Pay Price if Israelis Are Targeted in Turkey - Maccabee Task Force

Israeli senior officials warned over the weekend that the country will respond with force to Iranian attacks against its citizens in Turkey.

“We are currently witnessing Iranian attempts to attack Israelis in various overseas locations,” Prime Minister Naftali Bennett stated on Sunday. “We will continue to strike those who send the terrorists.”

“Our new rule is: Whoever sends – pays,” Bennett exclaimed.

Bennett vowed that Israel’s security forces are working to thwart attempted attacks before they are launched amid numerous warnings in recent days about Iranian attempts to attack Israelis in Istanbul. Israel announced Sunday that Foreign Minister Yair Lapid will depart Thursday for a quick diplomatic visit to Turkey to meet his counterpart Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.

“We have warned Israeli citizens to avoid flying to Turkey – especially Istanbul – at this time if it is not necessary,” Bennett reiterated. “The danger is still great. I call on the citizens of Israel to show personal responsibility and safeguard their security.”