Despite ongoing efforts by various world leaders, the situation in Israel and the Palestinian Territories remains volatile and dangerous. Palestinian suicide bombings continue, killing civilians and creating an atmosphere of fear. Israeli incursions into Palestinian towns - ostensibly to seek out militants - regularly results in civilian deaths and destructiion of property. Violence occurs without warning, even during the occasional 'cease fires'. While this cycle continues, travel to this region is not encouraged. Prospective travellers are advised to check government travel advice.