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U.S. Department of State
97/01/02 Public Announcement: Israel, Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank
Office of the Spokesman
January 2, 1997
Israel, Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank
On January 2, 1997, the American Embassy in Tel Aviv and the Consulate
General in Jerusalem issued the following Warden Message:
The U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem and the American Embassy in Tel Aviv
remind all U.S. citizens that the potential for terrorist action in the
area remains high. Although they have not been specifically targeted
for attack, U.S. citizens have been killed in past terrorist actions in
Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza.
There are indications of an increased likelihood of terrorist attacks
over the next two weeks. U.S. citizens are advised to exercise caution
in public areas, to avoid travel on public buses, and to avoid
congregating at bus stops. U.S. citizens are urged to monitor the local
news media in order to remain well informed about the situation.
U.S. citizens should contact the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem or the U.S.
Embassy in Tel Aviv for additional information or travel guidance.
For additional travel information, consult the Consular Information
Sheet for Israel and the Occupied Territories dated August 7, 1996.
This Public Announcement will expire on February 1, 1997.
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