US Embassy in Israel issues emergency travel alert for Jerusalem, Judea-Samaria, Gaza

US Embassy in Israel issues emergency travel alert for Jerusalem, Judea-Samaria, Gaza

BREAKING: The US Embassy in Israel issued a travel warning to US citizens regarding Jerusalem, Judea-Samaria, and Gaza. The travel alert comes immediately after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria do not violate international law.

“The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens in or considering travel to or through Jerusalem, the West Bank, or Gaza to maintain a high level of vigilance and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness in light of the current environment,” it said in a statement.

“Individuals and groups opposed to the Secretary of State’s recent announcement may target U.S. government facilities, U.S. private interests, and U.S. citizens.”

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced today that the US is softening its position on Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria, the latest in a series of Trump administration moves that weaken the Palestinian hallucination of a statehood.

“This policy reflects a historical truth – that the Jewish people are not foreign colonialistsץ In fact, we are called Jews because we are the people of Judea”, PM Netanyahu said following the announcement.

“The Trump Administration policy is also correct in stating that those who have categorically denied any legal basis for the settlements not only deny truth, history and the reality on the ground, they also set back the cause of peace, which can only be achieved through direct negotiations between the parties”.

“Israel is deeply grateful to President Trump, Secretary Pompeo and the entire US administration for their steadfast position supporting truth and justice, and calls upon all responsible countries who hope to advance peace to adopt a similar position,” Netanyahu concluded.