US State Dept. Warns Against All Travel to Israel, Gaza, and West Bank

Well I hope you weren’t planning a summer trip to Israel, because the US State Department is now warning against all travel in that area, including: Israel, Gaza, and West Bank. They are also urging any US citizen in the area to depart as soon as possible. This warning replaces the warning issues in August of 2016.

There have been frequent, violent demonstrations and shootings, and collateral risks are high, as Gaza is under the control of Hamas, a terrorist organization.

U.S. Passports and International Travel posted these safety tips:

For your safety, the Department of State recommends that U.S. citizens:

  • Avoid all travel to the Gaza Strip, and if you are there, leave as soon as you are able;

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