Guatemala opens embassy in Jerusalem, two days after United States move

Guatemala opens embassy in Jerusalem, two days after United States move

Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians on Monday when tens of thousands of Palestinians had gathered near the border, while smaller numbers approached the fence and sought to break through.

The worldwide denunciations cast a shadow over what Israel had hoped would be another showcase moment this week: Guatemala's president cutting the ribbon on its new embassy in Jerusalem in a tidy office park on the other side of the city from the newly minted US Embassy.

The sources said that Israeli artillery has fired tanks shells on eastern Jabalia in northern Gaza Strip and eastern Khan Younis in southern Gaza Strip, radio stations in Gaza city reported.

Bahram Ghasemi, the spokesman to Iran's foreign ministry said: "The killing of children, women and defenceless people of Palestine and the occupation of Palestinian lands has become the main strategy of the Zionists over the 70 years of occupation." .

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There have been numerous calls for an independent investigation into the deaths, with Britain, Germany and Switzerland among those supporting such action.

There were also several Israeli airstrikes on Hamas positions in Gaza.

On Wednesday the Palestinian Foreign Ministry announced the recall of its envoys in Romania, Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic because those countries participated in the reception for the USA delegation that inaugurated the embassy.

Hamas says it will continue calling for weekly protests during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which begins Thursday, and scheduled another mass march June 5, the anniversary of the 1967 war.

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At least 60 Palestinians were killed and more than 2,000 injured by Israeli gunfire during protests in Gaza against the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem - a move that reversed decades of USA foreign policy and that was criticised by the UK, France and Russian Federation.

He was echoed by another Turkish political commentator, Ali Ergin Demirhan, who stressed that Washington's decision to relocate the US Embassy to Jerusalem was "the last nail in the coffin for the two-state solution concept".

Israel has accused Hamas, with which it has fought three wars since 2008, of seeking to use the border protests as cover to carry out violence.

A large number of heads of state and government including Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah, King Abdullah II of Jordan, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Afghan President Ashraf Gani, Kuwaiti Amir Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah and Mauritanian President Mohammad Veled Abdulaziz are expected to participate in the summit meeting.

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Speaking at a reception with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, Netanyahu said Israel had recorded "similar numbers" to those mentioned by Bardawil.

The status of Jerusalem is one of the thorniest obstacles to forging a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians, who with broad global backing want East Jerusalem, captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war, as their capital.

Donald Trump's decision to move the USA embassy to Jerusalem has added to Palestinian frustrations.

Israel regards all of Jerusalem as its capital.

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