Israel army boosting presence in West Bank, near Gaza

Israeli soldiers deploy doing clashes with Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron on Dec. 15, 2017. (File photo: AP)

Israel’s army said Wednesday it was deploying reinforcements in the West Bank and near the Gaza border, amid Palestinian anger over US President Donald Trump's peace plan.

“Following the ongoing situation assessment, it has been decided to reinforce the Judea and Samaria and Gaza Divisions with additional combat troops,” the army said, using the biblical terms for the West Bank.

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