Rockets prompt DFAT to warn Aussies away from Gaza strip

AUSTRALIANS have been urged not to go to the Gaza strip as continued rocket attacks have claimed the lives of more than 150 people.

The official travel advice from the Department of Foreign Affairs for Israel was updated on the weekend to reflect the deteriorating situation.

And Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has offered about 20 Australians one-off help to get out of the Gaza region due to the attacks.

A four day campaign of Israeli air strikes on Gaza strip has reportedly killed more than 150 people, with as many as 1000 "targets" hit.

The attacks on Sunday prompted the United Nations to call for a ceasefire, expressing its "serious concern" about those in the area.

Australians in the area has been told to leave, and those considering travel within 40km of Gaza told to reconsider their plans, in the updated official travel advice.

That includes the West Bank, Bethlehem, Jericho and Ramallah, with all travellers to Israel overall advised to "exercise a high degree of caution".


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