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'This is history': US Embassy opens in Jerusalem

15 Mai 2018

"The victims were taking part in a peaceful protest against the provocative inauguration of the United States embassy in Jerusalem", it said, condemning "violent aggression carried out by Israeli armed forces".

Protesters also lobbed various objects across the border and planned to burn tires ahead of the embassy opening later in the day.Many businesses and schools in Gaza were closed.

By the time of publication on 14 May, Israeli armed forces have reportedly killed at least 52 Palestinians near the Gaza border fence.

One of Israel's most famous soccer teams has renamed itself to honor President Donald Trump for his controversial decision to move the USA embassy to Jerusalem.

Sputnik: The move unsurprisingly drew the ire of Palestinians, who slammed it as a hostile decision by the U.S. against Palestine.

The officially opening ceremony of the embassy also witness the unveiling of the Plague and seal.

While the president was not in attendance during the dedication ceremony, he was represented by his daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Florida Governor Rick Scott attended the ceremony in Jerusalem.

Kushner says Palestinians participating in Gaza border protests are "part of the problem and not part of the solution".

The protest coincides with the 70th anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence, a day before the Palestinians' Nakba Day, or "Day of Catastrophe".

Palestinians oppose the relocation because they want Jerusalem as a future capital, according to Fox News.

"For Christians concerned with peace and justice, Jerusalem must be a city shared by three faiths and two peoples", said Nelson in a statement past year.

"Countries like Guatemala and, most recently, Paraguay, announced their intention to move their embassies as well, and I hope more countries will choose to do the right thing and recognize Jerusalem", Rubio said in a video statement.

Beyond the disputed nature of Jerusalem, the date of the embassy move is also key.

Vietnam has dismissed claims that it participated in a gala hosted by Israel to celebrate the opening of a new USA embassy in Jerusalem. Clearly this is a recognition of a very clear reality.

The health officials said 900 Palestinians were wounded, about 450 of them by live bullets, Gulf News reported.

"President Trump by recognizing history, you have made history".

Around 1,000 police officers were positioned around the embassy, while Israel's army said it nearly doubled the number of troops surrounding Gaza and in the occupied West Bank. Most of the world maintains embassies in Tel Aviv, saying the Jerusalem issue must first be resolved.

Ted Cruz (R-Texas) to advocate for moving America's Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

In defiance to the worldwide pressure, US President Donald Trump on December 2017 announced that he officially recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Israel withdrew its forces from the Gaza Strip and dismantled all settlements there in 2005, but maintains a blockade of the territory with the stated intention of preventing the smuggling of weapons there.

'This is history': US Embassy opens in Jerusalem