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US opens embassy in Jerusalem

IANS  |  Jerusalem 

The opened its embassy in on Monday amid bloodshed along the border that left 41 Palestinians dead by Israeli military gunfire.

An American delegation including Donald Trump's Jared Kushner, daughter and attended the ceremony.

Trump addressed the ceremony via a pre-recorded video, saying that the move had been a "long time coming".

"is a sovereign nation with the right to determine its own capital, but for many years we failed to recognise the obvious."

He also said the US remained "committed to facilitating a lasting peace agreement".

The death toll at the Strip's fence with was the largest in a single day since the fought a conflict with in 2014.

Among those killed were a 12-year-old and a 14-year-old, according to Gaza's Health Ministry of health, who said scores more were injured.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 19:58 IST
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