Israelis in Istanbul advised to remain at hotels after deadly bombing - Maccabee Task Force

No indication that blast targeted Israelis; Lapid, Herzog extend condolences to Turkey over apparent attack that killed 6, hurt dozens.

Israeli tourists in Istanbul were advised Sunday to remain in their hotel rooms and not explore the Turkish city, following a bombing on a popular pedestrian street that left six dead and dozens wounded.

An unnamed security source quoted by Hebrew media recommended that Israelis stay in their hotels until the situation became clearer, and to listen to local security.

The source also called on Israelis to avoid travel to Turkey for non-essential reasons.

There was no indication that the explosion, which Turkish leaders have said appears to be a terror attack, targeted Israelis.

Israelis visiting Turkey have been advised to shelter in their rooms on previous occasions over attack fears, including this June, when Turkish authorities arrested numerous suspects linked to an alleged Iranian attack plot.