Fatah Facebook post calls the new US embassy in Jerusalem “a new outpost in the occupied capital”
Image and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
The image shows US President Donald Trump, who is wearing an American flag tie, letting a man with a Star of David on the back of his shirt stand on his back. The man is laying red roof tiles, characteristic of Jewish towns in the West Bank, on a house that he is building. More bricks and a bucket of cement are also on Trump’s back.
Text on image in 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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