PressTV-US bans employees from traveling to Jerusalem, W Bank

The US State Department has ordered government employees to avoid Jerusalem al-Quds and the West Bank as protests are anticipated regarding the prospective move of the US embassy from Tel Aviv.

The department also warned US citizens on Tuesday of traveling through areas with crowds and where there is increased military or police presence.

The measure was prompted after US President Donald Trump told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas earlier about his intention to relocate the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds and to declare it as Israel’s “capital.”

In a statement, Abbas, for his part, warned Trump of the dangerous consequences that could result from the decision on the peace process, stability and security in the Middle East.

US President Donald Trump (L) and Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas are seen in the West Bank city of Bethlehem on May 23, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

A senior US administration official, speaking on…

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