Israeli Government Bans Visits to Yemen

Published June 17th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

The anti-terrorism unit in the Israeli prime minister's office issued on Thursday an explicit order forbidding Israelis to travel to Yemen, unless they get special permission from interior minister Natan Sharansky, reported Haaretz newspaper.  

"Those entering Yemen without authorization, and tour agencies organizing Israelis' trips to Yemen, will be subject to indictment," said a statement.  

The order was issued after authorities received recent reports of extremist groups in Yemen planning attacks on Israeli tourists, said the paper.  

Several groups of Israeli tourists, mainly of Yemenite descent, recently visited the country, according to Haaretz -  



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