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USA embassy road signs go up in Jerusalem ahead of move

USA embassy road signs go up in Jerusalem ahead of move

Workmen on Monday put up street signs to the United States embassy due to open in Jerusalem on May 14, a move hailed as historic by Israel but loathed by Palestinians.

The U.S. intends to officially relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on May 14 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel's establishment in 1948 - an event Palestinians refer to as the "Nakba" or the "The Catastrophe".

Paraguay is set to become the third country, after the USA and Guatemala, to transfer its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Israel said Monday. However, other countries have condemned the move as it ignited tensions with Palestinians who also claim the ancient city as its capital. Based on the statment, it apppears unlikely that Trump himself will attend the ceremony.

Nahshon hailed the "wonderful news as the worldwide recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital gathers momentum". "The relationship has never been better", Trump said of Israel.

Pres. Trump has left the question of his participation in the embassy opening in doubt for months, saying that he might come.

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Arab states, especially those in the Persian Gulf, have traditionally been depicting themselves as Israel's enemies and supporters of the Palestinian cause against Tel Aviv's occupation of the Palestinian territories.

President Abbas has warned that the move would have a "disastrous impact on the peace process, on the two-state solution and on the stability and security of the entire region".

Israel's police spokesman, Micky Rosenfeld, said officers were assessing the level of security needed for theopening, including deploying CCTV cameras and guards in the Jerusalem neighbourhood of Arnona, where the current U.S. consulate is being retrofitted to become the embassy.

"As Washington pursues a policy of encouragement of worldwide anarchy and disregard for organizations and global law, we call upon all diplomatic corps, civil society organizations, and religious authorities to boycott the inauguration ceremony of the USA embassy in Jerusalem, lest they lend legitimacy to an illegal decision and to continued Israeli policies of occupation, colonization, and annexation", Erekat said in an official statement.

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