Security Message for U.S. Citizens
United States Consulate General Jerusalem
November 16, 2012
On the evening of Friday, November 16, rockets fired from Gaza landed southwest of Bethlehem. U.S. citizens are encouraged to exercise caution and take appropriate measures to ensure their safety and security in light of the escalating level of violence in Gaza, Israel, and the West Bank. U.S. citizens should pay close attention to their surroundings and news reports, and follow the civil defense guidance provided by the Home Front Command. The Government of Israel’s Home Front Command website provides information on how to choose a secure space or room in a home or apartment. Visitors may also seek information on shelters from hotel staff or building managers. For further emergency preparedness guidance, please visit the website of the Israeli Home Front Command.