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Israel Demonstration Alert

Updated on 28 January 2020

The Situation:

Following the announcement of U.S. President Trump’s Middle East peace plan on Tuesday, 28 January 2020, Palestinian authorities are reportedly calling for "Day of Rage" demonstrations on Wednesday, 29 January and Friday, 31 January.

On Wednesday morning (local time) marches are expected in Gaza Strip and West Bank.

On Friday, the Palestinian National and Islamic Forces are calling on supporters to gather at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem - likely coinciding with afternoon prayers.

Further demonstrations or riots are anticipated in major urban areas throughout the Palestinian Territories on both Wednesday and Friday and cannot be ruled out in other locations throughout Israel.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation and business disruptions are expected near any demonstrations. Clashes between security forces and protesters cannot be ruled out.

Previous Palestinian demonstrations have turned into significantly dangerous riots, which included vehicle and building arson attacks, throwing of Molotov cocktails and rocks, and burning of tires in major roadways throughout Israel, including Tel Aviv.

Possible Effects:

  • Blocked roads due to protests/riots

  • Potential arson attacks

  • Increased traffic, especially near city centers and government buildings

  • Protests and demonstrations

Mitigating Factors to Apply:

  • Avoid all protests and large crowds, which have the possibility of turning violent

  • Allow extra time for travel

  • Avoid traveling through city centers and take bypasses

  • Avoid travel near government buildings and common protest sites

  • Monitor local and social media for updates

  • Enroll in a Safe Traveler program to receive warnings from your preferred embassy

DISCLAIMER and Hold Harmless

Disclaimer: LSDS™ gathers information from multiple sources and offers insight and perspective to travelers. Sources cannot be validated for accuracy in every instance. Travelers assume all risk associated with their travel and are responsible for the decisions associated with travel and for their own safety. Users of this reference document agree, to hold harmless LSDS™ (LLC) its employees and clients associated with any risk or injury incurred during travel.


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