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Israel Issues Thailand Terror Alert

Author: Jonty Skrufff (
Saturday, December 20, 2003
Israel's Foreign Ministry issued a fresh warning against travelling to Thailand, this week, urging Israelis to avoid Phuket, Pattaya and Bangkok's backpacker hub Ko Sahn Road over the upcoming Christmas break.

The warning came 12 months after British, Australian and Danish authorities issued a similar alert about Phuket, though was unusual in specifically, mentioning Ko Sahn Road, Bangkok's low budget backpacker quarter immortalised in The Beach.

Britain's official advice for travelling in Thailand, remained unchanged at press time, however, simply warning 'you should be especially vigilant in public places, particularly tourist sites, large resorts and hotels favoured by Westerners, and in airports, on public transport and in night clubs, bars, restaurants and shopping centres."