Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - bolstered in recent days by Trump's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal - opened a special cabinet meeting at Jerusalem's Bible Lands Museum by again lauding the embassy move.
Washington's ambassador to Israel also said that there is still hope for peace in the region. Among those present were delegates from Guatemala and Paraguay, which will open their own Jerusalem embassies later this month. Dozens of European countries also skipped Sunday's ceremony.
Amr Sandouka, a 1948 Palestinian living in Jerusalem, said that the PA primarily serves Israeli interests, rather than doing anything for the community it governs.
Other major powers worry that the USA move could inflame Palestinian unrest in the occupied West Bank and on the Gaza Strip border, where Israel reinforced troops in anticipation of the embassy opening.
Scott backed the decision of President Donald Trump to shift the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Gaza's Hamas rulers have said tens of thousands are expected to head to the border Monday and raised the possibility of large crowds breaking through the fence.
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The deployment was said to have been coordinated with the Yemeni government. The UAE is a major pillar in the Saudi-led coalition.
Israel has vowed to use the necessary force to prevent any breach on Monday and has accused Hamas of using the protests as a pretext to carry out attacks.
US President Donald Trump announced the decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem and thus recognize it as the Israeli capital in December. But al-Hroub says the moving of the embassy by itself is not an earth-shaking event. "Today's move of the USA embassy gives life to a religious conflict instead of a dignified peace".
"I think recognizing reality always enhances the chances for peace", Bolton added.
In 2015, the firebrand conservative reportedly called for Jews to be converted to Christianity.
In Jerusalem, protests are planned at the same time as the embassy opening, with one in an Arab neighborhood just a few blocks away.
The rival Hamas movement, which controls the Gaza Strip, has been staging a series of weekly demonstrations against a crippling Israeli-Egyptian blockade of the territory.
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A magnitude-five quake under its south flank preceded an initial eruption last week and several severe aftershocks followed. Geological Survey for the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, stressed the possibility of an eruption in the East Rift Zone.
Shifa hospital spokesman Ayman Sahbani said Sunday that tents with medical equipment are being set up outside the facility to ease pressure on its 20-bed emergency ward.
Israeli troops have killed 45 Palestinians since the protests began on March 30, according Palestinian health officials, while no Israeli casualties have been reported. Many sang, danced and waved Israeli flags.
The United States is opening its new embassy in Jerusalem on Monday.
Top U.S. officials insisted today that they could still push forward the troubled Israeli-Palestinian peace process despite outrage across the Arab world over the opening of the new American embassy in Jerusalem.
Riders from the Samson Riders, an Israeli motorcycle club, arrive on a road leading to the new U.S. Embassy during a group ride from the old embassy in Tel Aviv, ahead of the official opening, in Jerusalem, Sunday, May 13, 2018. U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka, his senior adviser, and son-in-law Jared Kushner, as well as Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin lead the delegation.
Most European countries have slammed Trump's move as not in line with worldwide consensus, preferring to wait on recognizing the city until the status of Jerusalem is finalized in talks with the Palestinians.
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The child, whose name was not released, was in a fair condition early Monday at a local hospital, NBC affiliate KKCO said. Doctors cleaned and repaired the wounds in a surgery lasting an hour and 45 minutes- requiring more 77 stitches.
Two decades later, another war erupted and Israel captured East Jerusalem and the Old City from Jordan.