Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops carried out raids in Al-Bireh (West Bank) for a second consecutive day on Monday, January 7, confiscating security camera recordings and leaving some 28 Palestinians wounded. Palestinian youths reportedly threw stones at the soldiers, who responded by firing tear gas and rubber bullets. Similar IDF operations are possible in the West Bank over the coming weeks.
Individuals present in the West Bank are advised to monitor developments to the situation and to avoid all demonstrations due to the threat of violence. Due to the underlying terrorist threat, travelers in Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip are advised to report any suspicious objects or behavior to the authorities. Some Western governments advise their citizens against all travel to the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and areas near the Israeli-Lebanese, Israeli-Syrian, and Israeli-Egyptian borders.
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