Biden Admin Just Issued Warning To ALL Americans Amid War In Israel
The U.S. State Department has issued a new warning to American citizens traveling abroad in light of the recent escalation of tensions between Israel and Hamas.
With global tensions on the rise following Hamas' terror attack on Israel and the subsequent retaliation by Israeli forces, the State Department has urged U.S. citizens to exercise increased caution while overseas.
The department's "worldwide caution" advisory, issued on Thursday, highlights the potential for terrorist attacks, violent demonstrations, or other actions against U.S. citizens and interests. It also advises Americans to be vigilant in tourist areas and to stay updated on the current situation in the countries they are visiting.
This is the first time the State Department has issued such a warning since August 2022, after the U.S. launched a counterterrorism strike in Afghanistan that targeted al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri.
In addition to the cautionary alert, the State Department has instructed its embassies and consulates worldwide to conduct emergency security reviews. They are also evaluating whether to issue alerts to Americans in their respective countries about potential threats posed by ongoing protests sparked by the Israel-Hamas conflict.
Sources familiar with the matter have confirmed that a number of posts have requested the State Department to modify their operations due to security concerns. However, at this point, there are no reports of any additional embassies requesting authorized departures. So far, none have requested a full evacuation.
In response to the heightened tensions, Secretary of State Antony Blinken has also reportedly instructed personnel to evaluate whether embassies should issue alerts to Americans in their respective countries.
The ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas has sparked riots and demonstrations around the world, with many expressing support for either side. The situation has become increasingly volatile, with both sides exchanging rocket fire and airstrikes for over a week now.
As the situation continues to escalate, the State Department is stressing the importance of Americans remaining vigilant and staying informed about the current events in the countries they are traveling to.
The advisory serves as a cautionary measure to American citizens, reminding them to take necessary precautions while traveling abroad. It is also a reminder of the potential risks and dangers that can arise in volatile situations.
The State Department continues to monitor the situation and will provide updates as needed. In the meantime, U.S. citizens are urged to exercise caution and stay alert during their travels.