Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Jerusalem

Location:  Jerusalem

Event:  Security Alert

There has been a marked increase in protests and violence in Jerusalem near the Old City, City Center, and parts of North and East Jerusalem.  Recent incidents of violence include vandalism, rock throwing, broken glass, burning of vehicles, and attacks on passersby.  Protests and violence may continue to occur, some with little or no warning.  Embassy personnel have been advised to maintain situational awareness and avoid the area.

The Embassy strongly encourages U.S. citizens to remain vigilant and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness, as security incidents often take place without warning.

The Embassy will continue to review the security situation and will provide additional information as needed.

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