Source Pravda.Ru

Britain advises citizens against traveling to Gaza Strip

The government on Friday warned Britons against traveling to the &to=http://english.pravda.ru/hotspots/2002/11/23/39878.html' target=_blank>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.