Israel upholds travel warning to Tunisia

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 4, 2012 02:24




Israel on Thursday reiterated its advisory not to travel to Tunisia for the famed Lag Ba’omer celebrations set to take place there next week, saying it had information of possible terrorist activity in the country.

“The National Security Council Counterterrorism Bureau has today decided to reiterate the existing travel advisory regarding Tunisia in light of plans to perpetrate terrorist attacks against Israeli and Jewish targets ahead of the upcoming Lag Ba’omer pilgrimage,” it said in a press release.

In past years, thousands of Jews from around the world traveled to the Tunisian island of Djerba to take part in the annual Lag Ba’omer event.

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