Israel/Palestine: Protest and demonstration warning

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has warned of possible protests and demonstrations today, May 15, in Palestine and Israel.

There have been protests on the Gazan side of the Gaza/Israel border every Friday since March 30, which are expected to continue throughout May. Tensions have also been heightened with the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem and the celebration of Israeli Independence Day, both of which occurred yesterday. Further, today marks the 70th  anniversary of Palestinian displacement from Mandatory Palestine.

The FCO advises travellers to avoid demonstrations, and listen to local security authority instructions.

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