British travellers to Israel and Palestine have been issued with a caution amid rising tensions in the region.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office yesterday provided revised travel advice to Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories.

“Media reports have highlighted an increased risk of instability in the region,” the FCO said.

“Russia, Syria and Iran accused Israel of a strike in Syria on 9 April. Media reports suggest Iran has threatened to retaliate.

“Please follow advice from local authorities and stay informed of the security situation through the media and this travel advice.”

The FCO added: “There may be protests and demonstrations in the occupied Palestinian territories in response to military action taken by the US, France and the UK in Syria, following the chemical weapons attack in Douma on 7 April.

“You should avoid any demonstrations and follow the instructions of the local authorities.”