The military said that upon the conclusion of the general staff's situation assessment, it was decided that a number of battalions will reinforce in the area of the West Bank, as well as combat intelligence and territorial defence. "We recommend that USA citizens take into consideration these restrictions and the additional guidance contained in the Department of State's travel warning for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza when making decisions regarding their travel". Head of Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh has called for a new intifada (a Palestinian uprising) on Thursday, Al Jazeera reported.
The CPI (M) on Thursday accused the United States of legalising the illegal occupation of Palestine's territories by Israel and demanded that the Centre strongly disapprove of the decision.
Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he is deeply concerned by Donald Trump's decision, the Kremlin said in a statement. More demonstrations were expected in the region on Friday with Israel deploying hundreds of extra troops in the West Bank.
The government of Botswana on Thursday expressed its regret about the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel. "I'm not aware of any countries that we anticipate that happening at any point soon", Sanders told reporters.
"United States citizens should avoid areas where crowds have gathered and where there is increased police and/or military presence", the notice added. The State Department's travel advisory includes South Asia in particular Afghanistan and Pakistan in addition to the Muslim-majority countries.