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Guatemala has opened its embassy in Jerusalem, following in the footsteps of the United States that inaugurated its embassy in the city two days prior, in a move that has triggered international condemnation. 

Wednesday's development comes amid widespread anger and protests in the occupied Palestinian territories, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Nakba, or Catastrophe.

The event marks the day when Israel was created in a violent campaign that led to the expulsion of...

Guatemala says it plans to move the country's embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, following a similar announcement from Donald Trump. Guatemala's president, Jimmy Morales, said the decision was taken after speaking to the Israeli PM. It was one of only nine nations to vote against a UN resolution effectively repudiating the US' recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Jerusalem's status is a highly sensitive issue. Israel considers the whole of the city as its capital, while the...