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U.S. moving embassy to Jerusalem in May

U.S. moving embassy to Jerusalem in May

"President Trump's bold decision to move the American embassy to Jerusalem this May, in honor of our 70th Independence Day, is a testament to the unbreakable alliance and true friendship between the USA and Israel", said Danon.

The Arab League on Saturday slammed the U.S. announcement that it would relocate its embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May.

According to Channel 10 and Hadashot news, a ribbon-cutting ceremony is being planned for mid-May.

The date chosen by Trmp's administration to open its embassy in Jerusalem also coincides with the Naqba, the Palestinian "day of catastrophe". This will have significant and historic long-range implications.

Spokesman Abdul-Latif al-Qanou said Hamas considers moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem "an intended negligence of our people and a new aggression on their rights and their holy sites". At the first stage, the office of U.S. Ambassador Daniel Friedman and members of his staff will move to the consulate building, while most embassy workers will remain in Tel Aviv.

Mr Trump broke with decades of policy in December when he announced U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital and pledged to move the embassy.

"This is a great moment for the State of Israel", Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in response, adding that the decision "will make our Independence Day celebration even happier".

"Moving the USA embassy to Jerusalem is a violation of the global law and goes against the worldwide conventions", Hamas stated.

Immediately after the announcement on Friday, clashes erupted across Gaza and the West Bank in weekly protests and Hamas officials called the move a declaration of war.

It ruptured generations of global consensus that Jerusalem's status should be settled as part of a two-state peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

Palestinians object to recognition of the disputed city as Israel's capital and say the embassy move could destroy a two-state solution to the decades-old Middle East conflict. It was a 2016 campaign pledge.

Although Israeli Transportation and Intelligence Minister Israel Katz tweeted on Friday to congratulate US President Donald Trump on his decision, the voice was outnumbered by the overwhelming majority of critics, especially in the Arab and Muslim world.

Adelson is a staunch supporter of Netanyahu and funds Israel Hayom, a pro-Netanyahu newspaper in Israel.

"The Arab countries are determined to address all the negative consequences of this resolution and to ensure that no other country makes a similar move in the future, so the United States move would always be isolated", he stated.

On Friday, Trump, during an address of the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland, said recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital is "the right thing to do". "We are calling on all Muslim nations to confront Israel and to stop such decisions".

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