The Israeli army has significantly increased its deployment across the occupied West Bank, including in and around Jerusalem, and all border areas in the Gaza Strip, in anticipation of massive protests against claims by Donald Trump, and his U.S. Administration, recognizing Jerusalem as the unified capital of Israel, and denying the Palestinians their legitimate right to the city.

The Arabs48 news website said the army estimates that dozens of thousands of Palestinians will hold massive protests in various areas of the West Bank, border areas in Gaza, and even in many Palestinian towns, in historic Palestine.

Israeli army and security devices also believe many Palestinians will conduct individual attacks against soldiers and colonists, in the West Bank, including occupied Jerusalem.

The decision to increase the military deployment was made following a meeting, Thursday, between various military, police and security officials.

It is worth mentioning that hundreds of soldiers and officers have already been deployed in East Jerusalem, especially the Old City, Wadi al-Jouz and al-‘Isawiya.

On Friday at dawn, the army invaded the Old City, and the areas of Wad al-Jouz and as-Suwwana, in addition to nearby al-Isawiya town, and abducted seventeen Palestinians, after the soldiers searched and ransacked dozens of homes.