BYU restricting travel for Jerusalem Center after Trump announcement

December 7, 2017 GMT

Brigham Young University is restricting travel for students and other personnel at the BYU Jerusalem Center starting Thursday.

The security update, posted Wednesday on the Jerusalem Center’s website, comes after President Donald Trump announced that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Student and faculty travel to East Jerusalem and the Old City will be restricted due to expected unrest and possible violence, according to the update.

The update states the length of the restrictions and where the restrictions apply will be made in response to the Palestinians’ reaction to the announcement over the next few days.