Demonstration Alert – U. S. Embassy Jerusalem

Location:  Announced gathering points include, but are not limited to, Gaza and city centers in the West Bank.  Locations throughout Israel and the West Bank could also be settings for demonstrations, protests, and police, military, and/or civilian response.  Security incidents, including rocket fire, can occur well beyond Gaza and its periphery and at any time, as demonstrated by the March 14 and March 25 rocket attacks in Central Israel.

Event:  Demonstrations are expected to take place March 29-30 on the anniversaries of the March of Return and Land Day.  Previous demonstrations have sometimes encountered a strong security force presence and response.

In the event of mortar and/or rocket fire, a Red Alert siren may be activated.  Treat all such alerts as real; follow the instructions from local authorities and seek shelter immediately.  For additional information on appropriate action to take upon hearing a siren or explosion, see the Israel Defense Forces Home Front Command website.  Know the location of your closest shelter or protected space.

Actions to Take:

  • Be aware of your surroundings
  • Avoid demonstrations
  • Monitor local media
  • Follow the instructions of local authorities