US embassy warns Americans in Israel to avoid travel to Upper Galilee, Golan Heights

Four rockets were fired from Syria into northern Israel on Thursday, the IDF confirmed. Two of the projectiles landed in the Upper Galilee and two landed in the Golan Heights.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 22, 2015 13:50
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Israeli soldiers stand atop tanks in the Golan Heights near Israel's border with Syria

Israeli soldiers stand atop tanks in the Golan Heights near Israel's border with Syria. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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The United States embassy in Tel Aviv issued a warning to all American citizens currently in the country Saturday afternoon, advising against travel to the Golan Heights or Upper Galilee.

The warning comes in the wake of recent rocket attacks originating out of Syria that struck open areas of the North earlier in the week.

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According to the advisory, "Due to the launching of rockets from Syria toward Israel and other cross-border activity in northeastern Israel and northern Golan Heights on August 20 and 21, we urge US citizens to carefully consider and possibly defer travel in the Upper Galilee area of northern Israel... until the situation stabilizes."

Four rockets were fired from Syria into northern Israel on Thursday, the IDF confirmed. Two of the projectiles landed in the Upper Galilee and two landed in the Golan Heights.
Four rockets fired from Syria land in northern Israel

The landing of the rockets came after sirens were sounded in communities throughout the North.

Fires broke out in the area as a result of the projectile fire. Northern District firefighters were on the scene in an attempt to put out the blazes.

There were no initial reports of injuries or damage to structures.



IDF forces continued to search the area for the remnants of the rockets and local residents were told to return to their normal routines.

Earlier on Thursday, the IDF deployed Iron Dome rocket defense batteries to the South, near the cities of Beersheba and Ashdod, for fear of rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.




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