Thursday, December 17, Ben Carson one of the candidates for the US presidency from the Republican party, announced the cancellation of the planned visit to Israel and in some African countries, media reported.
According to published information, Carson was motivated by the abolition of the «serious problems in the security sphere».
In addition to Israel Carson has cancelled a visit to Zambia, Nigeria and Kenya.
December 16, the U.S. state Department issued a new warning to American citizens about the dangers of visiting Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria and the Gaza strip.
According to the document, the situation in the sphere of security in these locations continues to be complex, and U.S. citizens should be aware of the risks associated with their visit.
The report notes that among those killed and injured in the current wave of violence in the region were American citizens.
The state Department did not impose any restrictions on visiting other cities in Israel, noting that the situation in the field of security in tel Aviv or Haifa is comparable with the situation in other major cities around the world.
The state Department has imposed a strict ban on visiting U.S. government officials in the Gaza strip, regardless of is on official trip or for personal reasons.