Security Message: Possible Demonstrations in the Old City of Yerushalayim Today

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yerushalayimThe U.S. Consulate General in Yerushalayim has advised U.S. citizens that due to the possibility of demonstrations today, September 14, the Old City of Yerushalayim is off-limits to U.S. Government personnel today. U.S. citizens are advised to defer non-essential travel to the Old City and to generally exercise an extra measure of caution.

“We remind U.S. citizens that due to the possibility of demonstrations throughout the West Bank, the U.S. Consulate General has limited both official and personal travel in the West Bank until further notice. U.S. citizens are advised to defer non-essential travel to, and within, the West Bank and to exercise an extra measure of caution,” said the┬áConsulate. “We also take this opportunity to remind U.S. citizens that demonstrations, even peaceful ones, can turn violent with little or no warning. U.S. citizens should be aware of their surroundings at all times, and avoid large crowds.

For the latest security information, U.S. citizens traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department of State website where the Worldwide Caution, Country Specific Information for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, Travel Warnings, and Travel Alerts can be found, including the current Travel Warning for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. You can also follow the Bureau of Consular Affairs on Twitter and on Facebook. Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada, or, for callers outside of the United States and Canada, on a regular toll-line at 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

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