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Palestinian protesters: ‘Jerusalem is not Trump’s city to give’

US embassy ceremony takes place after Israeli security forces killed at least 55 Palestinians in Gaza and wounded 2,400.

Israeli police argue with demonstrators during a protest outside of the US embassy in Jerusalem on Monday [Atef Safadi/EPA]

Jerusalem – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the US embassy move to Jerusalem as a “glorious” day in Israel’s history to a crowd of about 800 officials and dignitaries.

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The ceremony took place on Monday after at least 55 Palestinian protesters were killed and more than 2,400 wounded as Israeli forces opened live fire on them in Gaza.

Speaking from the newly designated building in Jerusalem’s Arnona neighbourhood, Netanyahu lauded US President Donald Trump for keeping his campaign promise to relocate the embassy from Tel Aviv, saying the bond between the two countries is “stronger than ever”.

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