CIEE Security Alert – Israel
All CIEE students are confirmed safe following air and artillery assaults that began yesterday in Gaza. According to international news reporting, thus far, over 20 people far been killed in Gaza by Israeli airstrikes in response to rocket attacks from Gaza that left dozens of Israelis injured. The tensions began when Israeli forces killed a top Islamic commander in an air raid on his home in Gaza City, prompting retaliatory rocket fire into Israel's southern territory from Gaza.
The Israeli Defense Minister announced a special state of emergency for 48 hours in areas within an 80-kilometer (50 mile) range surrounding Gaza. CIEE’s program in Haifa is well outside this range and has not been impacted by these events.
CIEE will continue to monitor the situation closely and remain in contact with our participants to ensure their ongoing safety. If there are any relevant developments, we will provide updates here. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-40-STUDY.