Israeli military doubling troop positioned along Gaza, West Bank

Known for his anti Muslim views the veteran left-winger Zeman would like the Czech embassy to move to Jerusalem too

The president's decision to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem-while recognizing the latter as the capital of Israel-received widespread criticism around the world, particularly from Palestinians who burned photographs of him.

The move prompted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to halt ties with the Trump administration, declaring it unfit to remain in its role as the sole mediator in peace talks.

Mr Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital broke with decades of United States neutrality on the issue and put it out of step with most of the global community.

The move comes as some companies in the USA are removing the president's name from their buildings.

Today, Israel continues to displace Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza and deny them fundamental human and civil rights.

"We will pray for the boundless potential of the future of the US-Israel alliance, and we will pray for peace", she added.

Palestinian medical sources, for their part, said the Israeli attack did not cause any casualties.

The attack came after Israel announced it will close the Kerem Shalom (Karem Abu Salem) crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip until further notice.

Palestinians in Gaza have been staging weekly protests at the border fence against a decade-old blockade of the territory.

More than two million people are packed into the narrow Gaza Strip, where poverty and unemployment rates are high.

Palestinian gunmen used tunnels to blindside Israeli forces during the 2014 Gaza war.

Police said over 30,000 people took part in Sunday's festivities.

A high-ranking delegation of Gaza's Hamas rulers headed Sunday to Egypt, amid diplomatic efforts aimed at containing Monday's mass rally.

Why do evangelicals support Trump on Jerusalem?

The publication of this video came as Israel entered a tense week full of sensitive events, including the opening of the American Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday and "Nakba Day" - when Palestinians mark Israel's 1948 establishment as a "catastrophe" - on Tuesday.

John Bolton says moving the embassy from Tel Aviv is "a recognition of reality".



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