(Israel Hayom): “Trump: I haven’t forgotten my promise about Jerusalem. At pre-inaugural event in Washington, President-elect Donald Trump tells Israel Hayom he will move the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, ‘and I’m not a person who breaks promises’.”
(World Israel News): “Israel’s security establishment is warning of a possible rise in tensions and violence from Palestinians during Trump’s inauguration and is calling on politicians to avoid making incendiary statements.
Israel’s security establishment is warning of a possible uptick in tensions throughout Judea and Samaria as US President-elect Donald Trump assumes office later on Friday.
“We are preparing for an escalation in light of the elected president’s speech,” said the sources. “We understand that his statements can exacerbate the situation in the field.”
Senior Palestinian Authority (PA) officials including PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas have accused Trump of having policy positions that are inflammatory against Palestinians. One senior PA official went as far as to suggest that Trump’s plan to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would lead to bloodshed in Judea and Samaria while another PA official said that it “would open the gates of hell.”
The security establishment also warned both Israeli and PA politicians to avoid making any inflammatory statements themselves during the time surrounding Trump’s inauguration.”