On 13 October 2023, the U.S. Mission in China issued an alert, which reads in part as follows: “An Israeli diplomat was stabbed today in the Chaoyang District of Beijing. The U.S. Embassy does not have details on the motivation of the attacker, but a former Hamas leader has called for October 13th to be a “day of rage,” sparking caution in numerous countries around the world. The U.S. Embassy is not aware of specific threats to U.S. citizens but recommends maintaining vigilance with regard to personal security.”