Guatemala inaugurates embassy in Jerusalem after U.S. move

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Guatemala is one of only seven countries that sided with the U.S. on the moving of its embassy to Jerusalem, a move that received global backlash.

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales also said in December that the country would move its embassy back to Jerusalem.

Nine countries - including the USA and Israel - voted against the resolution: Guatemala, Honduras, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, Palau and Togo.

Prior to 1980, Guatemala and a dozen other countries maintained embassies in Jerusalem.

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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Morales and his delegation in Spanish with "Buenas Dias", which means good day in Spanish, before switching to English. As part of his decision, Trump said the U.S. Embassy would move from Tel Aviv. Guatemala previously had an embassy in Jerusalem, the first country in the world to open an embassy in the city in 1956.

Trump ignored widespread anger and condemnation and pushed ahead with embassy relocation plans.

According to the Palestinian Health Ministry, 109 Palestinian demonstrators have been killed by Israeli forces since the "right to return" protests began on March 30.

Israeli media reports say that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will hold an official meeting with Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales and foreign minister Sandra Jovel at his office later on Wednesday afternoon and will host dinner in the honour of Guatemalan president and his wife. Global powers including the UK, France and Russian Federation had previously slammed the USA decision to move their embassy, while 128 nations backed a UN resolution rejecting the White House recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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