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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) shakes hands with US President Donald Trump on May 23, 2017, in Jerusalem al-Quds. (AFP)
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) shakes hands with US President Donald Trump on May 23, 2017, in Jerusalem al-Quds. (AFP)
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US President Donald Trump touched down at Israel’s Ben Gurion international airport midday Monday, ahead of a two-day visit to Israel and the occupied West Bank, amid fierce opposition among Palestinians to the far-right leader who has been accused of "complete bias" toward Israel and its decades-long occupation of the Palestinian territory, and is well known for his anti-Muslim rhetoric.

The Hamas resistance movement said they condemned Trump for the “lies” told, referring remarks made in a speech delivered before leaders of Arab and Muslim-majority countries in the Saudi capital of Riyadh, when Trump included Hamas in a list of terrorist groups that he said posed a global threat of "epic proportions."

The designation "denies the Palestinian people's legitimate right to resistance to liberate their land and holy places," Hamas, which identifies as a national resistance movement, said.