On 12 May 2021, the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem issued a Security Alert, which reads in part as follows: “Rockets continue to impact the Gaza periphery and areas across Southern and Central Israel. Effectively immediately and until Monday, May 17, U.S. government employees and their family members have been advised to remain close to home and/or close to a bomb shelter during daylight hours, and to remain indoors in their residences until 6:00 a.m. the next day where there are active Red Alerts at night.

“In the event of red alert sirens or active rocket attacks, U.S. citizens should remain sheltered until ten minutes after the last siren. Please follow all guidance from the Israeli Home Front Command.”

To read the full text of the alert, please click here.