Israeli Military Identifies Surge of Palestinian Social Media Incitement Ahead of Trump’s Jerusalem Speech
The IDF has identified a surge of incitement on Palestinian social media networks over the past 24 hours, ahead of US President Donald Trump’s expected declaration of recognition on Wednesday of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Hebrew news site Walla reported.
Social media has played a key role in fueling a wave of “lone-wolf” Palestinian terrorist attacks that has ebbed and flowed over the past two years.
Palestinian leaders — including PA President Mahmoud Abbas — have called for protests against Trump’s anticipated move (he will speak at 1 p.m. US Eastern time), and the IDF is preparing for potential violence and unrest in the West Bank.
“We are conducting ongoing situational assessments and are ready for all scenarios,” an unnamed Israeli security official told Walla.