State Dept. warns Americans around the world of potential for violence linked to Gaza war

Demonstrators march with signs in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza during a rally in Algiers on October 19, 2023. (AFP)
Demonstrators march with signs in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza during a rally in Algiers on October 19, 2023. (AFP)

The State Department is warning US citizens of the potential for terrorist attacks and violent demonstrations around the world as the Israel-Hamas war intensifies and threats against American interests become more acute.

In a “Worldwide Caution” issued today, the department advised Americans to “exercise increased caution due to the potential for violence and increased tensions” in all countries.

“Due to increased tensions in various locations around the world, the potential for terrorist attacks, demonstrations or violent actions against US citizens and interests, the Department of State advises US citizens overseas to exercise increased caution,” it says.

The brief notice says Americans should be particularly alert in areas frequented by foreign tourists.

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