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Israel prepares for inauguration of US embassy in Jerusalem

IANS  |  Jerusalem 

A day before the opening ceremony of the new US embassy in that sparked off Palestinian protests, preparations in were on in full swing on Sunday for the event.

US Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, his senior adviser, and Jared Kushner, as well as will lead the US delegation.

The Israeli foreign ministry said that 86 to were invited to the opening ceremony taking place on Monday. About 40 of them have accepted the invitation, reported.

Four European countries -- Austria, the Czech Republic, and -- have confirmed their participation although the opposes the relocation.

At the start of the weekly cabinet meeting, Israeli said the relocation would be "a truly historic thing".

Thousands of police officers were deployed throughout the districts to thwart any Palestinian protests and riots.

Additionally, police officers will stand in a "human wall" between the neighbourhood of Arnona, where the new embassy is located, and the Palestinian Sur Baher, the police said.

On December 16, 2017, Trump recognised as the capital of Israel, in a move that triggered new violence in the region.

The want East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. Following Trump's move, they said the US cannot be considered as a fair peace broker in the

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 18:04 IST
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