The U.S. State Department on Thursday issued a “worldwide caution” for U.S. citizens amid the Israel-Hamas conflict.

The alert read:

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.

It said U.S. citizens should:

  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive information and alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency overseas.
  • Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter.

The U.S. State Department “worldwide caution” travel alert follows the chaos that transpired at the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon.

Grounds Of U.S. Embassy In Lebanon Set Ablaze

Riots ensued at various embassies in the region:


Robby Starbuck wrote:

Angry mobs are forming in front of a bunch of American, European and Israeli Embassies tonight. Some are pushing past security and starting fires.

Videos of some

US Embassy In Beirut, Lebanon

US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq

French Embassy In Tunisia

Reports of Turkey and Yemen protests outside of western Embassies right as Iran’s embassy just posted “Time is up” on @X.

This could get ugly fast. Does anyone feel safe knowing Joe Biden’s at the helm right now to protect our country & embassies?

Collin Rugg commented:

NEW: Chaos erupts across the Middle East after explosion kills hundreds at a Gaza hospital.

Beirut, Lebanon: Pro-Palestinian protesters swarm US embassy. Reports of tear gas & fires.

Istanbul, Turkey: Protesters breach Israeli consulate.

Iran: President Raisi threatens “the flames of US-Israeli bombs” will soon “consume” Israel.

Amman, Jordan: Israeli embassy reportedly stormed by a mob.

Tehran, Iran: Massive crowd forms outside of the British embassy.

Baghdad, Iraq: Reports of massive protests in the streets.

Israel reportedly is evacuating its embassies in the Middle East.

Israel-based i24 News writes:

Staffers in Morocco and Egypt evacuated, embassy employees around the world told to remain at home amid anti-Israeli mob violence

The staffers of Israeli embassies throughout the Middle East have been plunged into insecurity amid fierce pro-Palestinian and anti-Israeli riots sparked by the war between the Jewish state and the Hamas terror group.

On Tuesday night, police in Istanbul have prevented protesters from storming the Israeli consulate overnight after a deadly blast at a hospital in the Gaza, which was falsely attributed to an Israeli strike.

More than 60 people, most of them police, were injured after a group targeted the consulate building with stones, sticks and fireworks, the Istanbul Governor’s Office said. Five demonstrators were detained after they climbed over police barricades.

Around 5,000 Jordanians gathered outside the Israeli embassy in Amman Wednesday to protest the deaths of hundreds of people in a strike on a Gaza hospital they blame on Israel.


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