Paraguay to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem

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Paraguay to relocate its embassy to Jerusalem

Occupation officials from the Israel Nature and Parks Authority stormed the Islamic cemetery of Bab Al-Rahma, adjacent to the eastern wall of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem, Quds Press reported on Wednesday.

According to CNN, cities across Israel are eager to honor the 45th president.

The spokesperson admitted that this is a "very sensitive issue" and his country's government wants to deal with it very seriously, acknowledging at the same time that Paraguay has already taken a number of steps to transfer the embassy to Jerusalem.

The official ceremony will be held on Monday, May 14 in the Jerusalem district of Arnona, and coincides with the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian people's Nakba, or "catastrophe", which marks the creation of Israel in which 700,000 Palestinians were expelled from their land.

It was the second sign this week of the upcoming move, after Jerusalem municipal workers on Monday erected signposts reading "US Embassy" in Hebrew, Arabic, and English around the site, now a US consular building, in the city's Arnona neighborhood.

There is a broad worldwide consensus that the dispute must be resolved as part of a two-state peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

Israel annexed the eastern part of the city from Jordan during the 1967, although the worldwide community had refused to recognize it as part of Israel.

Israel claims the entire city as its eternal capital. The Trump administration has maintained that it remains committed to forging a peace settlement in the region.

The area will be called "United States Square - in honour of President Donald Trump", Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat announced on Tuesday.

Multilingual street signs in Israel often fall victim to vandalism, with Jews of often erasing the Arabic script or Arabs erasing the Hebrew part.

Eventually a permanent embassy building would be constructed, it said. You can sign up to receive it directly here.

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