Jerusalem Old City walls illuminated with Guatemalan flags

Jerusalem Old City walls illuminated with Guatemalan flags

Guatemala's Embassy in Israel officially opened in Jerusalem after relocation of its operations from Tel Aviv, a Sputnik correspondent reported Wednesday.

The Palestinians castigated Guatemala over the opening of its Jerusalem embassy earlier Wednesday, accusing the Central American nation of violating global law and using Christianity to justify the move.

During the ceremony, Netanyahu praised the Central American country for its long friendship and recognition of the Jewish State.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says it is becoming since Guatemala additionally adopted the U.S.to be the second nation to acknowledge Israel 70 years in the past.

Wednesday, may 16, the Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales inaugurated in Jerusalem Embassy of their country, moved there from tel Aviv.

"You are always among the first".

Netanyahu hailed the opening of Guatemala's embassy in Jerusalem as "the beginning of something extraordinary" in the relationship between the two countries.

Honduras, which voted with the USA and Israel on the December 21 United Nations resolution, is yet to decide on relocating from Tel Aviv, despite parliamentary approval for the move.

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"I think we need more Guatemala Streets in Israel", he said.

On Monday, demonstrations turned deadly, and as of Tuesday 58 people had been killed and more than 2,700 injured by Israeli troops guarding the border, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.

Israel has faced global criticism over its use of live fire.

"The narrative presented by the Guatemalan government to justify this move also reflects its alliance with the Israeli occupation and right-wing fundamentalists".

Morales's decision to move Guatemala's embassy has been seen as partly influenced by his evangelical religious beliefs.

TRT World's correspondent Ediz Tiyansan reports from Guatemala.

The Palestinians also withdrew their ambassador to the USA on Tuesday.

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