Israeli police pictured at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City [File: Ammar Awad/Reuters]

Palestinian officials say they will lodge a complaint to the United Nations against Honduras over its controversial decision to open a diplomatic office in Jerusalem, a move the Central American country has described as recognition of the disputed city as Israel’s capital.

Israel considers all of Jerusalem as its undivided capital, while Palestinian leaders see the eastern part of the city as the capital of their future state.

Earlier this week, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said he would visit Israel and attend the inauguration of the diplomatic office this weekend.

The mission will be an extension of Honduras’ Tel Aviv-based embassy, but Hernandez said on

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