Ikrema Sabri, a senior Muslim cleric in Jerusalem, on Wednesday denounced an Israeli government plan to dig a railway tunnel under Jerusalem's Old City, passing near sites holy to Jews, Christians and Muslims - and ending at the Western Wall with a station named after US President Donald Trump.
Israel wants to name a train station after Donald Trump to thank him for recognising Jerusalem as its capital, Transport Minister Israel Katz said in a statement on Wednesday. "We discussed the excellent relations that we have had as nations since Guatemala supported the creation of the state of Israel", President Jimmy Morales wrote on his official Facebook account.
The US government has announced significant cuts in its United Nations budget obligations for 2018-19 in what will be interpreted as a further ratcheting up of pressure from the Trump administration looking to bend decision-making at the worldwide body to its will.
Following Guatemala's announcement Monday that it would move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, at least 10 other countries are in talks to move their own missions, Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said. At least 12 Palestinians have been killed in clashes with Israeli security forces, including two militants in an Israeli airstrike that came as response to rockets fired from Gaza at civilian areas in southern Israel.
The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly adopted a resolution last week condemning the move.
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Israel has been building a rail line between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem since 2001, and Katz has recently approved excavations for the planned section of that line that will go underground in Jerusalem.
The Old City of Jerusalem - together with the metropolis that surrounds it - is the most sensitive point in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, with both sides claiming all or part of the city as their capital. It would involve constructing two underground stations and excavating more than three kilometres of tunnel beneath Jerusalem, including under the Old City, according to AP.
Trump Station will be built in the city's Jewish Quarter.
Katz's plan, now in the initial stages, involves constructing two underground stations and excavating over two miles of tunnel beneath downtown Jerusalem. 70 by Roman legions under Titus.
The Western Wall is at the foot of the Haram Al-Sharif compound housing the Al-Aqsa mosque and the golden-topped Dome of the Rock.