Israeli armed forces bolster West Bank after the United States recognizes Jerusalem as capital

Last Updated: Dec 07 2017 17:46

The Israeli military said that it was reinforcing troops deployed in the occupied West Bank on Thursday as Palestinians protested against the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Several new army contingents would be deployed and other forces put on standby, a military statement said, calling the measures “part of the IDF's (Israel Defence Forces) readiness for possible developments”.