via Israel fears ‘explosion of violence’ as US prepares to open embassy in Jerusalem | World news | The Guardian

Police 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.

via Israel fears ‘explosion of violence’ as US prepares to open embassy in Jerusalem | World news | The Guardian

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