Israel is urging its citizens to avoid travel to the West Bank and Gaza Strip as a result of a terror attack.
Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Department of Foreign Trade issued a travel advisory Tuesday after a Palestinian terrorist stabbed a Palestinian at a bus station in the southern city of Hebron and wounded three others.
The Palestinian assailant was shot dead by police.
The attacker, a 22-year-old Israeli citizen, has been identified as Ibrahim Nidal al-Batsh.
According to the ministry, the travel advisory is to ensure that the Israeli public remains vigilant and not to cause unnecessary inconvenience to the Israeli citizens.
Israel’s government also noted that the attack was not being treated as a terrorist incident, and that Israel was not carrying out any airstrikes in the Gaza Strip, where Palestinians have launched dozens of rockets since November.
The Israeli Ministry of Health has been working to prevent future attacks.
“The IDF has been doing all it can to avoid the attack and to minimize the impact of the attack,” it said in a statement.
The IDF also noted in its statement that there are a number of restrictions in place, including that all citizens should remain indoors, and they should refrain from entering the Palestinian territories.
Israel has seen a number other terror attacks in recent months, including a car bombing on Sunday in the West, a shooting at a bar in Jerusalem on Monday and a suicide bombing in the capital, where a bomb exploded during a protest.
The IDF said it had launched airstrikes in both areas.
In the Gaza strip, Palestinian militants have been launching attacks on Israeli targets since November, when a wave of attacks led to the deaths of more than 70 Palestinians.
Israel said at the time that it had struck Hamas targets in the territory.
Israel says Hamas is using the Palestinian unrest to launch rockets that have killed many Israelis.
Hamas has denied involvement in the attacks.