Israel braces for tension over PLO’s UN bid

Army in contingency planning for protests ahead of Palestinians’ bid for full United Nations statehood.

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Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, will travel to New York this week to apply for full United Nations membership of a Palestinian state.

Fears are growing in Israel that the bid could create tensions, with the Israeli army preparing to use force to quell protests if they materialise.

Israeli settlers are also making contingency plans should there be violence in settlements in the illegally occupied territories.

Al Jazeera’s Cal Perry reports from Ramallah.

Source: Al Jazeera