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Israel said concerned about West Bank security escalation during Biden’s trip

Then-US vice president Joe Biden upon his arrival at Ben Gurion airport, March 8, 2010. (Pool/Yariv Katz, Flash90)
Then-US vice president Joe Biden upon his arrival at Ben Gurion airport, March 8, 2010. (Pool/Yariv Katz, Flash90)

The Israeli security establishment is concerned about the possibility of a security escalation in the West Bank next week during US President Joe Biden’s trip to Israel, Channel 12 reports, citing no sources.

The security establishment claims that the fact that Biden is not expected to announce a major peace initiative will spark unrest among Palestinians, according to the report.

Accordingly, it has passed along a message asking the PA to expand its operations in Jenin, which is seen as a hotbed for terror activity.

The US has sought to push Israel to limit its own operations there as the town is within Area A, which is supposed to be under full PA control. However, the IDF regularly carries out raids in such towns.

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