Fatah: “The alleged American embassy in the occupied Palestinian capital is a new illegal settlement spot”
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
The image shows US President Donald Trump planting rows of houses with red roofs, characteristic of Israeli towns in the West Bank. Trump is holding a spade and has a watering can next to him, and next to it is a box with more houses in it.
Text on image in Arabic and English: “The alleged American embassy in the occupied Palestinian capital is a new illegal settlement spot”
Posted text: “The alleged American embassy is a new outpost in the occupied capital”
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US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
The US embassy opened in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018, the anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence in 1948 according to the Gregorian calendar.
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