Fiddling with ‘core issues’ in Middle East can be ‘explosive,’ Obama warns

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US President Barack Obama warns of an “explosive” Middle East after “sudden unilateral moves,” by the United States, in an apparent reference to Donald Trump’s calls for moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to East Jerusalem al-Quds.

Trump believes East Jerusalem al-Quds, occupied by Israel since 1967, is “the eternal capital of the Jewish people,” and has promised to move the US embassy to it.

In his last press conference held just two days before leaving the White House, Obama warned that “the president-elect will have his own policy,” towards the situation in Palestine, asserting that “it’s a volatile environment. What we have seen in the past is when some unilateral moves are made that speak to some of the core issues and sensitivities of either side, that can be explosive.”

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