Hamas leader heads to Cairo ahead of Gaza protests

Hamas leader heads to Cairo ahead of Gaza protests

The Palestinians want east Jerusalem as the capital of a future state, and view the relocation of the embassy from Tel Aviv to the contested city as a one-sided move that invalidates the U.S. as a Middle East peace broker. Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Dean Heller at Monday's embassy opening in Jerusalem.

"I think recognizing reality always enhances the chances for peace", Bolton added.

The Friends of Zion Museum opened its doors in 2015 is an interactive, technologically advanced historical museum in the center Jerusalem, Israel.

"Tragically, the US administration has chosen to side with Israel's exclusivist claims over a city that has for centuries been sacred to all faiths", the general delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organisation to the United States said.

Despite EU condemnation of the United States decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem, a large number of foreign representatives are attending an event devoted to the ceremonial opening of the new USA embassy in Jerusalem on May 14. The Award was presented by Dr. Evans to President Trump this past December at a ceremony held in the Oval Office, after declaring he will move the embassy to Jerusalem. Gaza's ruling Hamas movement urged tens of thousands of people to join Monday's protest to coincide with the embassy opening.

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On Friday, hundreds of Gaza residents gathered near the border with Israel for a seventh weekly protest aimed at shaking off a decade-old blockade of their territory. Shifa hospital spokesman Ayman Sahbani said Sunday that tents with medical equipment were being set up outside the facility to ease pressure on its 20-bed emergency ward, the AP said. Fifty-four Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since mass protests broke out along the border on March 30.

She is part if a 250-person presidential delegation lead by Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan which also includes her husband and senior White House aide Jared Kushner, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Nethanyahu praised President Trump's "bold decision" to move the embassy to contested Jerusalem. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, will be leading the congressional delegation to the embassy's opening.

Israel captured east Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast war and annexed it in a move not recognized internationally. "We will pray for the boundless potential of the future of the U.S. -Israel alliance, and we will pray for peace".

Instead, the transfer of power - which will turn part of a consulate building in Jerusalem into the embassy and the Tel Aviv embassy into a consulate - will occur on Monday, months after the announcement. The U.S. consulate in the city, tasked with handling Palestinian ties, will remain.

Most countries say the status of Jerusalem should be determined in a final peace settlement, and say moving their embassies now would prejudge any such deal.

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