French Jewish settlers marched through Hebron (Al-Khalil), in the occupied West Bank yesterday waving Israeli flags and claiming that the entire region belongs to Israel.
Pro-settler news outlet Arutz Sheva reported that more than 1,200 French Jews participated in the march, saying:
“There’s only one flag from the Jordan to the sea – the flag of Israel.”
— Yishai Fleisher ? ישי פליישר (@YishaiFleisher) August 14, 2019
Palestinian sources in the city, meanwhile, described how “French-Israeli settlers stormed Shuhada Street and the surrounding areas in occupied Hebron…for an annual march claiming that God has promised them all the land in Hebron either side of the Ibrahimi Mosque.”
The sources added that,
“Israeli occupation soldiers and settlers harassed local Palestinians and international activists, filming them and telling them to ‘go home’ whilst the soldiers tried (and failed) to break down the doors of a Palestinian owned building to occupy the roof.”
Happening right now in my city of Hebron, Palestine, Israeli settlers attacking the cars of Palestinians pic.twitter.com/WE47D38W9r
— Issa Amro عيسى عمرو ?? (@Issaamro) August 8, 2019
On social media, Yishai Fleisher, the so-called international spokesperson for Israeli settlers in Hebron, boasted about the event, declaring that the marchers were “celebrating…the rights of Jews to live in Judea – the ancestral homeland”.
(Middle East Monitor, PC, Social Media)