Israel continued in 2015 to enforce severe and discriminatory restrictions on Palestinians’ human rights, and to build unlawful settlements in and facilitate the transfer of Israeli civilians to the occupied West Bank.
While Israel and Hamas continue to observe the temporary cease-fire that ended the Gaza conflict in 2014, sporadic mortar or rocket fire and corresponding Israeli military response continue to occur. Attacks were carried out using knives, vehicles, and guns.
Within Israel and the West Bank, a rise in political and religious tension beginning in October 2015 led to a spike in violence in which U. Israeli security forces reacted with deadly force, which resulted in some bystanders being injured or killed in the crossfire. citizens should stay abreast of current events and know what areas to avoid when traveling throughout the region. citizens planning to travel to Israel, the West Bank, or Gaza should consult the detailed information concerning entry and exit difficulties in the Country Specific Information (CSI).
Hamas security forces allegedly tortured or ill-treated 258 people as of July 31, and Palestinian armed groups launched 20 rockets into Israel from Hamas-controlled Gaza as of October 31.
Neither Israeli nor Hamas authorities have prosecuted anyone for alleged crimes committed during the 2014 Israel-Gaza war, which, according to the UN, killed 1,462 Palestinian civilians, including 551 children, and 6 civilians in Israel, including one child.
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This replaces the Travel Warning issued December 15, 2015.
Gaza is under the control of Hamas, a foreign terrorist organization.
Israeli security officers arrested three Israelis in connection with an arson attack, which killed a Palestinian couple and their toddler.
Israeli authorities destroyed homes and other property under discriminatory practices that severely restrict Palestinians’ access to construction permits and forcibly displaced hundreds of Palestinian residents in West Bank areas under Israeli control, as well as Bedouin citizens of Israel.
While the frequency of attacks has abated significantly since April 2016, the possibility of random violence continues to exist and can happen without warning. For your safety, the Department of State recommends that U. citizens: o within 7 miles of the Gaza demarcation line; o within 1.5 miles of the Lebanon border; o on or east of Route 98 in the Golan; and o south of Be’er Sheva. The CSI also provides detailed guidance on crime and safety conditions within Israel, Jerusalem, the West Bank, and Gaza. Consulate General Jerusalem 14 David Flusser Street, Jerusalem 93392 Telephone: (972) (2) 622-7230 or (972) (2) 630-4000 Emergency After-Hours Telephone: (972) (2) 622-7250 Fax: (972) (2) 630-4070 Email: [email protected] the Consular Section of the U. Consulate General in Jerusalem for information and assistance in the following areas: Jerusalem, the West Bank, Gaza (and the crossing points between Israel and Gaza), and the Allenby/King Hussein Bridge border crossing between Jordan and the West Bank.