US reminder of travel advisory for Israel, West Bank, Gaza

The State Department on Wednesday re-issued a travel advisory, urging US citizens and diplomatic personnel to avoid the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and certain areas of Area A in the West Bank.
"The security environment remains complex in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza," the State Department said. "US citizens need to be aware of the continuing risks of travel to areas…where there are heightened tensions and security risks." US citizens and official personnel were advised to refrain from riding on public buses and stay within 11 km of the Gaza Strip and two-and-a-half kilometers from the Lebanese border subject to prior approval.


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