Israel Insists on Maintaining Route for Controversial Jerusalem ‘Flag March’

Young Zionists gathering with Israeli flags in Jerusalem. (Photo: via Social Media)

Despite warnings of serious repercussions and violence, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett decided on Friday not to change the route of the controversial Israeli ‘flag march’, which will pass through occupied East Jerusalem, Anadolu News Agency reported.

A statement from Bennett’s office said the Israeli Prime Minister spoke over the phone with Public Security Minister Omer Barlev, Israeli police chief Kobi Shabtai, and other security officials, to finalise preparations for holding the march on Sunday as planned.

Bennett said that the march will end in the courtyard of Al-Buraq Wall, or Western Wall, adjacent to Al-Aqsa Mosque, and will not pass through Al-Aqsa Mosque complex.

The annual ‘flag march’ is expected to pass through Bab Al-Amud area (Damascus Gate area) and East Jerusalem’s Old City.

Palestinian resistance group Hamas warned Israel that it risks another war if it allows the march through Jerusalem’s Old City.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem, where the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque complex is locatedin 1967. It annexed the entire city in 1980, a move never recognized by the international community.

(MEMO, PC, Social Media)

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