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Countries Take Sides as America’s Relocation of Embassy Tears Down Diplomatic Ties

The establishing of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday which infuriated Palestinians and thus so far had been meet with mass protests from the Gaza border, leading to Israeli troops killing almost 60 Palestinians triggering a wave of worldwide condemnation.

The Palestinians completely oppose the U.S. Embassy’s relocation from Tel Aviv as they see East Jerusalem as the capital of their future nation.

The United States wasn't the only country to open an embassy in Jerusalem though. Just days after Washington moved its embassy there from Tel Aviv Guatemala did the same. Paraguay said earlier that it has conducted a vote which would see its embassy been relocated to Jerusalem. While Honduras legislature supported the move in a vote last month two countries with big evangelical Christian populations and long-status ties to Israel.

 Countries from the EU that supported the move include Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania leading to their envoys been called for hearings by Palestine Authority on the support of their countries  for the embassy’s move.
On the other end Turkey has intensified its diplomatic efforts at the eve of the splendid meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in Istanbul wherein the debatable relocation of America Embassy to Jerusalem and Israel’s killing of Palestinians will be addressed.

Both Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu have been initiating diplomatic moves with countries within the Islamic countries .Erdoğan, who was in London, held telephone conversations with Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Jordanian King Abdullah II, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, and Kuwaiti Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah on May 15 to address the blocs response.

The leaders discussed the US’ relocation of its embassy to Jerusalem and the assault of Israeli troops towards Palestinians, sources stated on circumstance of anonymity because of restrictions on speaking with the media.
They additionally mentioned possible steps to be taken over Israeli violence beforehand of a deliberate OIC emergency assembly to be held on May 18 in Istanbul.

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