Thai Embassy issues travel warning for Jerusalem

The Thai embassy in Tel Aviv has advised Thais in Israel to avoid crowded areas in Jerusalem and closely monitor the situation in a wake of violent demonstrations against US President Donald Trump's statement recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

The embassy's warning was posted on its Facebook page on Dec 7. It said that beginning from the night of Dec 6, there were violent demonstrations at various Palestine communities in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Ramallah cities in the West Bank and Gaza.

It said the violent demonstrations were expected to drag on until Friday.

The embassy then warned Thai citizens in Israel, particularly in Jerusalem, and adjacent cities to monitor the protest situation closely and cooperate with authorities on security measures and follow the police advice.

They are warned to avoid travelling to densely populated public places for their safety.

Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (Thai PBS)