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Trump calls Jerusalem embassy move 'a great day for Israel'

AFP  |  Washington 

US today hailed the scheduled opening of the US embassy in as "a great day for Israel," even as violent clashes erupted between Palestinians and Israeli security forces on the border.

The Health Ministry said 12 Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire amid mass protests on the border against the transfer of the US embassy from to

Trump made no reference to the violence in an early morning tweet, instead inviting followers to watch live coverage of the embassy opening on channels, which was to begin at 1300 GMT.

"Lead up to 9:00 A.M. (eastern) event has already begun. A great day for Israel!" Trump tweeted.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 17:30 IST