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Travel risky in Gaza Strip, West Bank and Israel, U.S. warns
Travel risky in Gaza Strip, West Bank and Israel, U.S. warns

A new travel warning for Israel, issued Feb. 18, notes that "U.S. citizens need to be aware of continuing risks of travel" to the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and some metro areas, "including Tel Aviv and Haifa and surrounding regions," which the warning says are "comparable to other major global cities." But, it says, "the July-August 2014 Gaza conflict … and subsequent political and religious tension associated with access to the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem led to increased levels of violence, particularly in Jerusalem and West Bank environs, not seen in those areas in a decade. "Attacks on individuals and groups...

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