Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel said on Monday it was sending emergency aid worth $10,000 to Guatemala, where a volcano erupted killing at least 25 people. 

 Foreign ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said on Twitter they money will be used to buy emergency equipment, namely medication, food, blankets. 

 Israel will coordinate further needs with Guatemalan authorities, he said. 

Guatemala was one of the few countries to side with the United States after President Donald Trump’s December recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, breaking with decades of US diplomacy and international consensus.  
On May 16, Guatemala opened its new embassy in Jerusalem, just two days after the US. 

Since then Paraguay has also followed suit. 

Guatemala’s 3,763-meter (12,346-foot) Fuego volcano, located 35 kilometers southwest of the capital, erupted on Sunday, killing at least 25 people and forcing the evacuation of more than 3,000 people.

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