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Times of Israel: “The Palestinian truck driver who killed four IDF soldiers in a truck-ramming attack in Jerusalem on Sunday was reportedly motivated to act after hearing a sermon at his local mosque attacking US President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.”

Relatives said Fadi al-Qunbar was driven to carry out the terror attack after hearing the sermon over the weekend at his local East Jerusalem mosque excoriating the embassy move.

“He was very angry, and said transferring the embassy would lead to war,” Qunbar’s cousin said, according to the Israel Hayom daily.

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It is worth noting that there are various things the US wants to do and must do which may inspire terrorist or other violent retaliation. There is simply no US interest in moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem. Even many Israelis quietly see little reason to do and even oppose it.

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