The Ministries of Justice and Tourism are working on legislation that would compel travel agents to warn travelers to areas included in counter-terrorism bureau travel advisories. The move is geared at limiting travel to such areas.
Travelers to such areas will be compelled to sign a waiver that they have been informed and are indeed aware of the risk involved.
In addition, the legislation stipulates that anyone who purchased a vacation package to an area prior to an announced terror travel advisory would not be penalized for a cancelation.
Counter-terror head Brig.-General Nitzan Nuriel is working to compel Israel Police to move ahead with criminal charges against any Israeli who visits a hostile nation such as Syria, Lebanon and Iraq.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)