- Title: Israelis, Palestinians make last preparations for Trump's visit
- Date: 21st May 2017
- Summary: BETHLEHEM, WEST BANK (MAY 20, 2017) (REUTERS) MEN PAVING NEW ROAD NEXT TO ISRAEL'S SEPARATION WALL VARIOUS OF WORKERS WORKING TO PAVE A NEW ROAD AHEAD OF TRUMP'S VISIT ISRAELI ARMY WATCH TOWER MORE OF ROAD PAVING WIDE OF SEPARATION WALL/ROAD LEADING TO BETHLEHEM POLICE STATION SIGN READING 'BETHLEHEM DISTRICT POLICE' VARIOUS OF BETHLEHEM POLICE COMMANDER ALAA SHELBI IN HIS OFFICE (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) BETHLEHEM POLICE COMMANDER ALAA SHELBI SAYING: "Police forces will be on alert in Bethlehem district, in addition to having central special police department from the Ramallah main station." VARIOUS OF WORKER PRINTING HUGE POSTER OF TRUMP AND PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT MAHMOUD ABBAS
- Embargoed: 4th June 2017 14:45
- Keywords: Palestinians Israel Middle East tour visit Donald Trump
- Location: JERUSALEM/ BETHLEHEM, WEST BANK/ BEN GURION AIRPORT AND KFAR SABA, ISRAEL
- City: JERUSALEM/ BETHLEHEM, WEST BANK/ BEN GURION AIRPORT AND KFAR SABA, ISRAEL
- Country: Israel
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0036HS5HL3
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Israelis and Palestinians on Sunday (May 21) made last preparations ahead of the first visit by U.S. President Donald Trump to Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
While police deployed some 10,000 men and women across Jerusalem to secure the presidential visit starting on Monday (May 22), a flag factory owner in the Israeli city of Kfar Saba reported a hike in sales of American flags.
In the West Bank city of Bethlehem, where Trump will visit on Tuesday (May 23), police was deploying forces and city workers paved a new road along side Israeli separation barrier.
Under political fire at home, Trump sealed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia on Saturday (May 20) on his maiden foreign trip as he struggled to shift attention from the aftermath of his firing of the director of the FBI.
Trump's trip has been billed by the White House as a chance to visit places sacred to three of the world's major religions, while giving him time to meet with Arab, Israeli and European leaders.
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