Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Off-Limits: Jerusalem Light Rail

Security Message to U.S. Citizens
U.S. Consulate General Jerusalem
November 21, 2012
Effective immediately, the U.S. Consulate General has declared the Jerusalem light rail network to be off-limits to U.S. government employees until further notice. Official personnel and their family members continue to be prohibited from using public buses and bus terminals or stations.
We take this opportunity to remind U.S. citizens that, due to demonstrations in several areas of the West Bank, the U.S. Consulate General has cancelled, until further notice, all non-official travel by U.S. Government employees to Jericho and Bethlehem, as well as travel through the West Bank on Routes 1 and 90.  Non-official travel by U.S. government employees to other areas of the West Bank remains off-limits, as outlined in our current Travel Warning.
U.S. citizens in Jerusalem and the West Bank are advised to avoid demonstrations and large crowds and to remember that even peaceful protests can turn violent with little or no warning.  U.S. citizens should exercise extra caution and defer travel to the West Bank to the extent possible.


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