What the U.S. Embassy can and cannot do:

The U.S. Embassy can:

  • Help you replace a lost/stolen passport;
  • Help you find appropriate medical care if you are injured;
  • Assist you with emergency needs that arise as a result of the crime, such as finding shelter, food, or clothing;
  • Help you contact your family, friends, or employer, if you wish;
  • Explain how and where you can report the crime to local law enforcement officials;
  • Provide you with general information about the criminal justice process in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza;
  • Provide you with information about resources for crime victims in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza;
  • Provide you with a list of attorneys practicing in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza
  • Provide you with information about crime victim assistance resources in your state of residence, if you are returning to the United States.

The U.S. Embassy cannot:

  • Provide legal advice or represent you in court;
  • Pay legal fees or other expenses for you;
  • Request preferential treatment for U.S. citizens during legal proceedings in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.