Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes attended the inauguration ceremony.
The US opened its embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, the 70th anniversary of the creation of Israel. The long-anticipated relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv was met with a new round of violent clashes between Israel and Palestinian protestors on the Gaza border. Over 60 people, including several children, have been killed and more than 2,700 others injured in the latest clashes. On Wednesday, Guatemala also took the same step in support of the US president’s decision.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, along with Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes, attended the opening of the Paraguayan Embassy in Jerusalem. PM Netanyahu and Paraguayan President Cartes unveiled the plaque and signed the guestbook.https://t.co/WCDZornhky pic.twitter.com/Bl3LDvLFJn— PM of Israel (@IsraeliPM) 21 мая 2018 г.
Israel considers Jerusalem its capital, including the eastern districts of the city, which the Israelis seized from Jordan during the Six-Day War in 1967. However, the international community doesn't recognize this status of the city. The Palestinians are protesting the relocation, claiming East Jerusalem to be their capital as well.