Israel has a heightened risk of terrorism, and an attack is assessed as likely. Terrorist groups have no specific target focus, and attacks are typically unplanned. The locations assumed at higher risk to travelers includes transportation networks and known areas where western travelers visit.
Crime rates within Israel are relatively low due to high police and government security presence; however, crime does happen. Travelers should be aware of pickpocketing and potential street robbery, especially in some regions of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, which sees high numbers of tourists each year.
Driving in Israel can be erratic, especially in occupied territories where driving standards are low. Outside these areas driving conditions are reasonable, with driving laws enforced. There is potential for high fines and arrest if driving protocols are not maintained.
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