ISRAEL AT WAR - DAY 144

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Trump campaign to open office in West Bank settlement of Karnei Shomron

The campaign of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump announces it will open an office in the West Bank settlement of Karnei Shomron, its fourth in Israel.

The campaign office will be inaugurated tomorrow at a ceremony attended by Yossi Dagan, the head of the Shomron Regional Council. It will join offices in Jerusalem, Modiin and Tel Aviv. A fifth office may be added later, according to the Trump Israel campaign.

A teenage volunteer for Donald Trump campaigning outside the Republican candidate’s headquarters in Modiin, Aug. 15, 2016. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)
A teenage volunteer for Donald Trump campaigning outside the Republican candidate’s headquarters in Modiin, Aug. 15, 2016. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

There are believed to be thousands of American Israelis who are eligible to vote in the US election, according to Israeli news reports. Many come from states with a high number of electoral votes, such as New York and California, or from swing states such as Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Republicans hope to draw in those voters in an effort to put the swing states in Trump’s column.

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