alarm in Jerusalem before the “flag march” … and a day of Palestinian anger

While die Fears arise that the expected Israeli march die Tensions between Palestinians and Israelis will reignite tonight die City of Jerusalem witnessed a security alert.

The Al-Arabiya / Al-Hadath correspondent reported that 2,000 Israeli security guards were deployed to secure the “flag march”.

He also made it clear that this march, the die first security challenge for die could represent a new government of Naftali Bennett, not in die Old City of Jerusalem will invade.

Meanwhile, Israeli media announced today that die Police will allow participants to stand in front of Bab al-Amoud in of the walled city, but they do not in to cross the predominantly Palestinian quarter.

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Far right groups are expected to do so in a flag-waving ceremony die walled old city of East Jerusalem march to stir up tensions with the Palestinians in the city and to break out again between Israel and Gaza militants.

Today’s march, scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. local time (1530 GMT) following yesterday’s approval by the Home Secretary, represents an immediate challenge for the new Prime Minister, who took office on Sunday die His long-time predecessor Benjamin Netanyahu ended his 12-year reign.

alarm in Jerusalem before the “flag march” … and a day of Palestinian anger

Supporter of the new Israeli Prime Minister Bennett (AFP)

Palestinian Anger Day

On the other hand, Palestinian factions shouted die described the march as a provocation, a “day of rage” in the Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

Palestinian Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh said on Twitter: “We warn of the dangerous effects, die may result from the intention of the occupying power to enable extremist Israeli settlers to march into occupied Jerusalem. “

An Israeli soldier (Archives - AFP)

An Israeli soldier (Archives – AFP)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called for his part die Palestinians on in die Old town to flock to stop the march.

It is noteworthy that the original march, scheduled for May 10, in was diverted recently after violence broke out between Tel Aviv and Gaza.

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