Protests disrupt opening of Festival of Lights in Jerusalem

Today in Jerusalem, Palestinians protested the beginning of the Festival of Lights in the Old City. In response, Israel riot police fired stun grenades to clear out the demonstrators.

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Travellers should be aware that in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, the political situation continues to be tense. The security situation is volatile, and civil unrest activities can turn violent unexpectedly.

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