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Guatemala opens Israel embassy in Jerusalem after US move

AFP  |  Jerusalem 

inaugurated its embassy in today, becoming the first country to follow in the footsteps of the United States' deeply controversial move.

Israeli and Guatemalan were among officials attending an inauguration ceremony at the new embassy at an office park in the disputed city at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The US and Guatemalan moves break with decades of international consensus.

Netanyahu profusely praised the Central American nation for making the move and noted it came only two days after the opened its embassy in

The Israeli said he would visit on his next visit to

The move on Monday was accompanied by mass protests and clashes along the border that saw Israeli forces kill 60 Palestinians.

has faced international criticism over its use of live fire, but says its actions are necessary to defend the border and stop mass infiltrations from the Palestinian enclave, which is run by Islamist movement

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First Published: Wed, May 16 2018. 13:40 IST