What to know about travel safety as the Israel-Hamas war continues

The US State Department has issued a Travel Advisory for Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank due to the continuing conflict with Hamas. Individuals should monitor the situation, avoid demonstrations, and maintain contact with local authorities at all times. It is also important to be aware of local laws and customs, and adhere to any safety precautions that local authorities may recommend. Additionally, it is advised to remain vigilant when in public places and to be mindful of personal security. In addition, the US Department of State advises all US citizens in Israel or Gaza to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) for updated safety and security information.