At least 25 killed in Gaza protests ahead of embassy opening

Israelis wave their national flags during a march next to the Western Wall

"It seems to me that the Palestinians have decided that the USA is no longer an honest broker in the MidEast peace process between the Palestinians and Israelis", he said, adding that it will likely lead to further Palestinian rage and resistance.

Larijani's comments come almost a week after Trump pulled America out of the nuclear deal Iran struck with world powers in 2015.

Clouds of black smoke from burning tires rose into the air.

The first victim to be named was Anas Hamdan Qdeih, a 21-year-old, who was shot dead by Israeli forces east of Khan Younis, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. A general strike was observed, with shops and markets closed.

No Israelis have been wounded and the military has faced criticism over the use of live fire.

But Guatemala, which received support from Israel in its counter-insurgency campaigns in the 1980s, plans to open an embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday.

"The United States will always be a great friend of Israel and a partner in the cause of freedom and peace", President Trump said during his video address. The death toll has drawn worldwide criticism.

"On the other hand, some say this is going to be great for real estate values because it's going to be such a secure area and people who work in the embassy are going to be looking for places to live".

The US expects about 800 people to attend Monday's opening ceremony, Ambassador David Friedman said on a call with reporters Friday. And move your embassies to Jerusalem listen to this: "Move your embassies to Jerusalem because it advances peace, and that's because you can't base peace on a foundation of lies", the Israeli leader emphasised.

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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri calls the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem a "provocative" act that closes the doors for any attempts to reach peace between the Israel and Palestinians.

"As we have seen from the protests of the last month and even today those provoking violence are part of the problem and not part of the solution", he said.

On Sunday, Al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri released a new message saying America's decision was evidence that "appeasement" has failed Palestinians, as he urged Muslims to carry out jihad against the United States, according to a transcript provided by the SITE monitoring agency.

But thousands of Palestinians massed at five locations along the line.

In making what officials describe as a deliberate 180-degree policy shift from the previous administration, the Trump White House believes that by making the embassy move, they're empowering Israel to deal from a position of strength, make concessions and create peace.

"Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish people for the past 3,000 years", he said. Suga added that Japan hopes to contribute in its own way to the region's peace by promoting trust and dialogue between the two parties through various projects.

The relocation of the embassy from Tel Aviv has infuriated the Palestinians, who seek east Jerusalem as a future capital.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in lockstep with Trump over fulfilling a long-standing U.S. promise to move the embassy to the holy city and over Washington's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal last week, echoed the sentiment. "So that will be the second embassy moving".

Israel occupied the West Bank and east Jerusalem in 1967 and later annexed east Jerusalem in a move never recognised by the global community.

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