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The Palestinians have essentially boycotted contacts with the U.S.

since Mr.Trump announced in December that the United States was recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The Palestinians claim parts of Jerusalem for the capital of a future state.

Pompeo's visit is also taking place just two weeks before the planned May 14 opening of the new U.S.

Embassy in Jerusalem and expected massive Palestinian protests the following day.

Over the past month, 39 Palestinians have been killed and more than 1,600 wounded in weekly border protests along the Gaza border, prompting human rights groups to ask Israel's Supreme Court on Monday to restrict or ban the use of live ammunition.Most of the world maintains embassies in Tel Aviv, saying the Jerusalem issue must first be resolved.

In a reflection of the deep sensitivities, dozens of countries -- including Britain, France and Germany -- skipped a celebration Sunday night at the Israeli Foreign Ministry..

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