MESSAGE TO TOURISTS FROM MOT & ITGA
The State of Israel has tried for many months to achieve quiet in the area and has made a number of offers to Hamas in order to avoid military intervention, but we must protect our citizens. We will continue to supply humanitarian assistance to the residents of the Palestinian Authority who are injured by the terrorist policies of Hamas. Our military operation is focused only against the terror emanating from Gaza, which is far from Jerusalem and the center of the country as well as the main vacation spots. Currently, there is no problem traveling and vacationing throughout the country.
The State of Israel is prepared to protect all those who are in the country, citizens and tourists alike and will accompany you securely to your departure point from Israel, if such a need arises.
Tourism is considered important to both Israelis and Palestinians and can create a common bridge for cooperation, understanding and peace. The Israeli Government will continue to work together with the responsible bodies in the Palestinian Authority who are interested in peace and not in dispute, in order to advance tourism for all in the region.