U.S. Embassy warns of terrorist attack during Eurovision

The embassy urged American citizens “remain vigilant,” as it is unknown when attacks like rocket attacks will occur.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
May 14, 2019 07:50
A picture taken on November 12, 2018 shows a bus set ablaze after it was hit by a rocket

A picture taken on November 12, 2018 shows a bus set ablaze after it was hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip. (photo credit: MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP)

 
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The US Embassy in Jerusalem warned of a terrorist attack or violent protests on Tuesday May 14, the anniversary of the opening of the US Embassy in Jerusalem. 

“Terrorist groups may choose the anniversary, which coincides with the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv (May 14-18), or Nakba Day (May 15), to conduct violent protests or an attack,” The US Embassy said in a security alert on sent out on Monday night. "Security incidents can occur well beyond Gaza and its periphery and at any time.”
The embassy urged American citizens “remain vigilant,” as it is unknown when attacks like rocket attacks will occur. The US also encouraged US citizens and the general public to be aware of the closest shelter to prepare for such an incident. 


During the first week of May there was increased tension near the Israel-Gaza border. With approximately 700 rockets launched at Israel, four Israelis died, with over 200 injured. In Gaza, 25 Palestinians were killed - among which nine were known members terrorist factions in Gaza - and 154 others were injured during the violence. 

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