The president of Guatemala on Sunday announced that the country plans to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, days after the United Nations overwhelmingly voted against President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE's decision to recognize the contested city as the Israeli capital.
Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon thanked Guatemala for the "important decision".
One Palestinian was wounded, Qudra said.
Guatemala and neighbouring Honduras were two of only a handful of countries to join Israel and the United States, which has pledged to move its embassy to Jerusalem, in voting against the U.N. resolution.
It seems that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's bellicose rhetoric shows no signs of abating after a UN General Assembly vote rejected Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Guatemala and Honduras are both reliant on U.S. funding to improve security in their gang-ridden territories. Violence, corruption and poverty have made them the main source of illegal migration to the United States, which is giving them $750 million to provide better conditions at home.
Ir Amim researcher Aviv Tatarsky said in response to the approval: "The Gilo western slopes plan is on land expropriated from the village of al-Walaja located dozens of meters away on the other side of the wadi from the new construction".
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"We have a Christian way of thinking that, as well as the politics of it, has us believing that Israel is our ally and we must support it".
Among the quartet, only South Sudan did not vote against the US.
Morales's position has become fragile in recent months because of allegations of corruption against him being investigated by a special UN-backed body working with Guatemalan prosecutors.
The UN vote last week, in which a resounding majority of member states declared Trump's move to be null and void, constituted "a worldwide vote of no confidence" in the USA president, "from which Israel will suffer the next time it seeks to draft the global community to some joint effort against Iran or any other enemy", stated the analysis, published on the weekend.
"From Iran's perspective (and that of the Arab countries), there could be no happier outcome, despite the vote's declarative and non-binding nature".
Hundreds of Palestinian protesters at various points along the Gaza border threw stones at Israeli forces, who responded with smoke grenades and live and rubber bullets, AFP correspondents said.