Governor Andrew Cuomo has pushed back a planned trip to Israel after ongoing violence stemming from protests over the move of the American embassy to Jerusalem.
Dozens of Palestinian protesters were killed Monday after Israeli forces opened fire. The AP reports protesters were seen setting fire to tires, throwing rocks and fire bombs.
Last week, Governor Cuomo announced he would make a trip to Israel as a show of solidarity in light of escalating tensions. As late as Sunday night, the governor still planned to leave on Tuesday or Wednesday.
However, a spokesperson now tells the Associated Press that the governor will now leave at some point “in the coming weeks.”
This would be Cuomo’s second trip to Israel as governor.