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2014 Gaza Conflict

U.S. travel warning

21 Jul, 2014

The State Department warns U.S. citizens of ‘the risks of traveling to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza due to ongoing hostilities’ and advises deferring non-essential travel.

The security environment remains complex in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza, and US citizens need to be aware of the risks of travel to these areas because of the current conflict between Hamas and Israel. Travelers should avoid areas of Israel in the vicinity of the Gaza Strip due to the real risks presented by small arms fire, anti-tank weapons, rockets, and mortars, as attacks from Gaza can come with little or no warning

The U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv is working on reduced staffing and providing only emergency consular services, however is says it is not evacuating U.S. citizens out of Israel