Guatemala Becomes Second Country To Move Israeli Embassy To Jerusalem

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The inauguration was attended by Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales.

The Palestinian Authority has recalled its envoys to Romania, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Austria after their Ambassadors attended an Israeli reception marking the U.S. Embassy's move to Jerusalem, it said on Wednesday. "You were the second country to recognise Israel", Netanyahu said at the ceremony, referring to its founding in 1948.

Meanwhile, Guatemala inaugurated its Israel Embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday, becoming the first country to follow in the footsteps of the U.S.

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Morales said his country, the United States and Israel "share friendship, courage and loyalty" at the opening. Paraguay said it will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of May. That move caused some tension because both Israel and Palestinians claim Jerusalem as their capital.

European foreign ministries on Monday slammed the United States decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, saying it violates global law, is unwise and is likely to exacerbate tensions.

The Palestinians said they consider the participation a "grave violation of global law".

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The Arab League and the French government called the embassy relocations illegal and a contravention of United Nations Security Council resolutions involving Israeli occupation of Palestinian land.

The ministry said the ambassadors' presence at the inauguration ceremony was a "major violation of worldwide law and of numerous United Nations resolutions".

We will remind, in result of the riots on the administrative border of the Gaza strip killed 58 Palestinians, 2700 were wounded and injured.

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