SINGAPORE: Singaporeans ought to keep away from all journey to the Gaza Strip, the West Financial institution and Israel’s borders with the Gaza Strip, Lebanon and Syria, the Ministry of International Affairs (MFA) stated on Sunday (Oct 8).
Singaporeans are additionally suggested to keep away from all non-essential journey to Israel in view of the ongoing conflict, stated the ministry in a journey advisory, noting that there was ongoing rocket fireplace between Israel and the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian militant group Hamas on Saturday launched the most important assault on Israel in years, with a whole bunch now useless on either side and spiralling violence threatening a serious new Center East conflict.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated Israel is “at conflict” and ordered an in depth mobilisation of military reserves.
Singapore strongly condemned the rocket and terror attacks from Gaza on Israel and referred to as for a direct finish to the violence.
In its advisory, MFA stated Singaporeans travelling to or residing in Israel and the Palestinian Territories ought to stay vigilant and monitor native developments carefully.
They need to keep away from areas identified for public disturbances or the place giant crowds congregate, particularly within the Outdated Metropolis and East Jerusalem together with Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount.
All obligatory precautions for private security ought to be taken, together with buying complete journey and medical insurance coverage, added the ministry.
Singaporeans are additionally strongly inspired to e-register with MFA in order that the ministry can contact them ought to the necessity come up.
“Singaporeans are additionally suggested to remain in contact with your loved ones and mates in order that they know you might be protected,” it stated.
Those that require consular help whereas in Israel or the Palestinian Territories could contact the Singapore Embassy in Tel Aviv or the Ministry of International Affairs Obligation Workplace (24 hours) at:
Singapore Embassy in Tel Aviv
Handle: 28 HaArba’a Avenue
South Tower, nineteenth flooring
Tel Aviv 6473926
Tel: +972 3 7289334
Fax: +972 3 7289340
E mail: singemb_tlv [at] mfa.sg
MFA Obligation Workplace
Tel: +65 6379 8800/8855
Fax: +65 6476 7302
E mail: mfa_duty_officer [at] mfa.gov.sg