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Israel fears ‘explosion of violence’ as US prepares to open embassy in Jerusalem

9A99C85C-4F1D-4139-8E6B-27B08FC76C4C.jpegPolice in Israel have started patrols and security sweeps of a southern Jerusalem neighbourhood, anxiously preparing for a US embassy inauguration that Israelis and Palestinians fear may launch a week of violence.The move on 14 May will mark the start of a potentially volatile week when Israel will celebrate its 70th anniversary and Palestinians mark the “catastrophe”, or Nakba, of their displacement on the 15th…..More