After Guatemala, Israeli occupation authorities said that another two countries will move embassies of their countries to Jerusalem.
Guatemala’s eastern neighbour Hondorus and Paraguay are also expected to join the trickle of embassies flowing into Jerusalem.
The two Central American countries, Honduras and Guatemala, were among the seven countries that voted with the US and Israel against a UN General Assembly resolution last Thursday, which declared Trump’s declaration “null and void.”
Paraguay abstained from the vote, despite having demonstrated in the past its particularly pro-Israel disposition.
In his announcement, Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales said that moving his embassy would take place only after the US led the way, but Washington’s decision is expected to encounter significant delays that could last years, potentially outliving the Trump administration.
Guatemala kept its embassy in Jerusalem until 1980, but following Israel's decision to annex Jerusalem in 1980 declaring the city to be its united capital, a diplomatic spat ensued with a number of countries, Guatemala among them, which chose to move its embassy from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv in protest.
Morales made his announcement in a Facebook post on Christmas Eve, following a conversation he had held with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and in the wake of Trump's declaration on Jerusalem.