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Palestinian communities demonstrate outside U.S. embassy in Santiago

12 December 2017

Many of Palestinian descent protested outside the United States embassy in Santiago on Monday. The decision breaks with decades of U.S. policy and international consensus that the city's status must be left to Israeli-Palestinian talks. The demonstration was led by members of Chile's Palestinian community one of the largest in Latin America. Trump's announcement triggered days of protests across the Muslim world and clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces in West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem.