UK warns citizens against traveling to Gaza Strip

By
December 23, 2005 21:30

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

The government on Friday warned Britons against traveling to the Gaza Strip for any reason, citing the abduction of two Westerners by gunmen earlier in the week. Until now, the Foreign Office had warned Britons against all nonessential travel to the area, to the West Bank with the exception of Ramallah, Jericho and Bethlehem, and to Israel's borders with Lebanon and Gaza. "We strongly advise against all travel to the Gaza Strip because of the security situation and continuing threat of kidnap of foreign nationals," the latest Foreign Office advisory reads. "The most recent incident occurred on Dec. 21, when an Australian national and Dutch national were kidnapped. British nationals have also been kidnapped in previous incidents." "Since October, the Gaza Strip has been frequently closed without warning, preventing people entering or leaving Gaza." The two most recent kidnap victims are teachers at an American school. They were abducted by gunmen who stopped their car north of Gaza City.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

A couple watches the fighting in Syria from Tel Saqi, July 2018
November 17, 2018
Syria claims it has killed ISIS commander in new offensive

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN