The Israeli Defense Forces have reportedly been placed on high alert ahead the expected announcement of the Trump administration to to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

According to reports, the decision is set to be announced on Wednesday.

US President Donald Trump told regional leaders his decision by phone sparking a criticism from around the globe.

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Jerusalem’s status is a “red line” and Ankara could respond with cutting ties with Israel.

According to experts, the US decision will fuel further the tensions in the region. Israeli forces are already preparing for a new wave of violence and protests.

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