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Trump announced the move in December 2017, saying he was making good on United States legislation and presidential pledges, dating back decades, to support Israel's designation of Jerusalem as its capital.

Workmen on Monday put up street signs to the USA embassy due to open in Jerusalem in one week, a move hailed as historic by Israel but loathed by Palestinians. The leaders of the OIC member states condemned Trump's decision.

Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband, senior White House aide Jared Kushner, will also be part of the USA presidential delegation, along with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, added the White House.

According to a White House statement, the opening ceremony will be on May 14.

The worldwide community largely recognizes Tel Aviv as Israel's capital.

The signs were placed near a building of the US consulate south of Jerusalem, which appears to be the embassy's headquarters, as it will be officially moved on May 14.

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No Israelis have been hurt in the weeks of protests and the military has faced worldwide criticism for its use of live ammunition. Others have hurled improvised explosives, firebombs, or flown kites attached to burning rags to set Israeli fields on fire.

Israel captured East Jerusalem from Jordanian control in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed it in a move not recognized internationally.

"We are thrilled that the American Embassy is coming here, finally", said Ruthann Nahum, 64, a New Yorker who moved to Israel 35 years ago.

The status of Jerusalem is among the most contentious in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The Palestinians, on the other hand, see the eastern sector as the capital of their future state and oppose any Israeli attempt to extend sovereignty.

Pres. Trump has left the question of his participation in the embassy opening in doubt for months, saying that he might come.

Barkat placed the first signs on Monday in the southern Jerusalem neighborhood where the embassy is to be located.

"We're still waiting to see if the U.S. president will come here for the opening move".


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