The Israeli side assured that it would do everything possible for this, but noted the presence of internal political difficulties that could prevent the prevention of such actions, the Axios portal emphasizes.
The United States is asking Israel to refrain from any actions on the territory of Jerusalem and the West Bank, which could lead to an increase in tension before the July visit of the head of the White House Joe Biden. This was reported on Wednesday by the Axios portal with reference to representatives of Israel, the United States and Palestine.
According to their information, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State for Middle East Affairs Barbara Leaf, in a conversation with Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, Defense Minister Beni Ganz and a number of other officials, asked Israel to refrain from actions against Palestine before the visit of the American president.
The Israeli side assured Leaf that it would do everything possible for this, but noted the presence of internal political difficulties that could prevent the prevention of such actions, the portal emphasizes.
Since April 10, Israeli security forces have continued daily operations and counter-terror raids in the West Bank in response to a series of terrorist attacks in Israeli cities, as a result of which 20 people were killed.
Biden’s visit to Israel as part of his upcoming Middle East tour will take place on July 13-14, he will be received by the Prime Minister of the Jewish state Naftali Bennett, the office of the Israeli prime minister said.