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US officially opens its embassy in Jerusalem

The News 2018-05-14 05:30:00
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Jerusalem: The United States officially opened its deeply controversial Jerusalem embassy on Monday in a ceremony that included a video address by President Donald Trump.

Trump told the ceremony that the United States remained committed to reaching a lasting Middle East peace though the move of its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has provoked outrage.

A plaque and seal was unveiled at the ceremony officially opening the embassy.

Earlier in the day, violent clashes erupted along the Gaza Strip´s border, leaving 37 Palestinians dead from Israeli fire and hundreds wounded in the conflict´s bloodiest day in years.

Jerusalem: The United States officially opened its deeply controversial Jerusalem embassy on Monday in a ceremony that included a video address by President Donald Trump.

Trump told the ceremony that the United States remained committed to reaching a lasting Middle East peace though the move of its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem has provoked outrage.

A plaque and seal was unveiled at the ceremony officially opening the embassy.

Earlier in the day, violent clashes erupted along the Gaza Strip´s border, leaving 37 Palestinians dead from Israeli fire and hundreds wounded in the conflict´s bloodiest day in years.