Due to worldwide political and civil unrest as a result of the Israel-Hamas conflict the US State Department Issued worldwide caution to citizens traveling abroad in 2023-24.
US State Department Issued Worldwide Caution to Citizens Traveling Abroad – A Quick Glance
US State Department Issued Worldwide Caution to Citizens Traveling Abroad in 2023-24
On Thursday, 19th of October, taking into account the rising tensions worldwide amid the Israel and Hamas war, the US State Department Issued worldwide caution to citizens traveling abroad. A conflict that sparked after a surprise attack of Hamas on Israel a few weeks ago has turned into a full-blown war and genocide. As a result of the conflict the world is divided into three sides, yes three sides, Israel, Palestine, and politics.
Apart from the war between Israelis and Hamas, the three sides are also squabbling with each other, some on social media while some face to face. Recently a Palestinian American 6-year-old innocent boy was stabbed 26 times by a US man. His crime? He was a Palestinian Muslim. Due to the severity of his injuries, the little boy passed away. In another incident of a similar nature, a video surfaced on social media in which a white man in Italy can be seen attacking UNICEF workers who are raising funds for Gaza.
These actions of the people lead one to believe it in the face of catastrophe, what one should fear most is fellow human beings and not the catastrophe itself. From hate crimes to war, humans are hell-bent on destroying themselves just to satiate the violent demons residing inside them. Nevertheless, the tensions continue to rise, and as a result, the US State Department Issued worldwide caution to citizens traveling abroad stating:
“Due to increased tensions in various locations around the world, the potential for terrorist attacks, demonstrations or violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests, the Department of State advises U.S. citizens overseas to exercise increased caution.”
Americans who are currently abroad are advised by the State Department to stay alert in areas that are frequented by tourists and enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrolment Program in order to receive information and alerts that make it easier to be located in case of an emergency abroad and also follow the Department to State on Twitter and Facebook. This worldwide caution comes on the heels of elevated travel advisories for Israel, the West Banak, Gaza, and Lebanon. Gaza is especially suffering after the attack of Hamas as the people there are deprived of all the basic life necessities like food, water, electricity, medicine, and shelter.
Israel continues to bomb the world’s biggest open-air prison, where most of the prisoners are under the age of 18. From homes to hospitals to churches, nothing is safe from the rage of Israel’s air strikes. Those of sane mind, with even a sand-grain-sized humanity, will easily be able to pinpoint who is in the wrong and who is in the right, because a 3-year child can definitely not launch a surprise attack on a country backed by the strongest military, let alone start a full-blown war.
US State Department Issued Worldwide Caution to Citizens Traveling Abroad – Conclusion
The worldwide caution issued on Thursday is the first of its kind to be issued since August 2022, when the al-Qaeda leader, Ayman al-Zawahiri died. No one knows for how long the elevated travel advisory and this worldwide caution will hold, as Israel shows no signs of ceasefire and continues its killing spree.
In the 21st century, we are all entitled to our opinions, you hold yours and we hold ours, however, let’s not repeat the mistakes of World War II when thousands of innocent men, women, and children were murdered brutally just because of their ethnicity, where the powerful considered the weak as mere human animals and deprived them of their rights.
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