Around 70,000 far-right Israelis are expected to take part on Tuesday in the march that risks reigniting tensions with Palestinians and poses an early test for Israel’s new government.
Calling the march a “provocation”, Palestinians called for “Day of Rage” protests in Gaza and the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
Tue, June 15,7:30 PM (GMT +3)
UPDATE | – At least 17 Palestinians have been wounded by Israeli forces in Jerusalem.
– The Red Crescent reported that Israeli forces fired on an ambulance and halted the movement of the medical team.
Israeli occupation troops attack and brutalise a Palestinian woman raising Palestine flag, all while allowing genocidal Jewish settlers to march in occupied Jerusalem singing Israel's anthem Death to Arabs. pic.twitter.com/3XxKyU4oeT
— Refaat🇵🇸 (@itranslate123) June 15, 2021
Tue, June 15,6:40 PM (GMT +3)
Hundreds of Jewish nationalists begin their march outside Jerusalem Old city.
قوات الاحتلال تغلق بالسواتر الحديدية باب العامود استعدادا لمسيرة المستوطنين. المفروض حسب المعلن أن يصل المستوطنون إلى ساحة باب العامود للرقص فيها ثم يخرجون منها إلى باب الخليل ومن هناك يقتحمون البلدة القديمة pic.twitter.com/AwEJeJKMSi
— هنادي (@HanadiQH) June 15, 2021
Tue, June 15,6:00 PM (GMT +3)
BREAKING | Red Crescent Society in Jerusalem: five people were injured during confrontations with Israeli forces in the vicinity of occupied East Jerusalem’s Old City. Three were wounded with rubber bullets, one was physically beaten, and another was injured by a stun grenade fired by Israeli police.
NOW: Israeli police wound five as they disperse Palestinians from Damascus Gate to clear the way for the Jewish hyper-nationalist "Flag March" through the Old City.
— +972 Magazine (@972mag) June 15, 2021
Tue, June 15, 5:40 PM (GMT +3)
Israeli forces have blocked access to the Damascus Gate.
Tue, June 15, 4:20 PM (GMT +3)
Dozens of Palestinians suffocate by teargas as Israeli forces attack Palestinians demonstrating in protest of Israel’s flag march planned in occupied Jerusalem later today.
Far-right Israeli groups plan to march in #EastJerusalem in a flag-waving procession that risks reigniting tensions with #Palestinians and poses an early test for #Israel’s new government.https://t.co/hEa3sGE0uz
— Al Arabiya English (@AlArabiya_Eng) June 15, 2021
Tue, June 15, 4:00 PM (GMT +3)
Palestinian activists reportedly launched balloons and kites from the Gaza Strip towards areas in southern Israel.
Tue, June 15, 3:35 PM (GMT +3)
Israel has deployed Iron Dome missile batteries in order to thwart any potential rocket attack from the Gaza Strip as the new right-wing government approves a provocative far-right “Flag March” expected to take place on Tuesday in Jerusalem, Israeli state broadcaster Kan has reported.
After meeting with Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai and representatives of several defense agencies, Israel's newly sworn-in public security minister decides to allow Jerusalem Flag March as planned.https://t.co/JS9yEUs5kA
— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) June 14, 2021
Tue, June 15, 2:35 PM (GMT +3)
Israeli police say it will deploy 2,000 forces to provide protection for participants in the planned “flag march” across occupied East Jerusalem.
— Palestine Info Center (@palinfoen) June 15, 2021
Tue, June 15, 2:35 PM (GMT +3)
Hamas spokesman Mohammed Hamadeh said mediators had been in contact with Palestinian armed groups in recent days to appeal to them “not to engage in a military escalation on the basis of the march”.
“All options remain on the table, however,” said Hamadeh.
Tue, June 15, 2:30 PM (GMT +3)
Jewish settlers begin to gather for the march.
Heavily armed paramilitary border police and other forces patrolled the streets of the city, set up checkpoints, and blocked off roads throughout East Jerusalem.
What do you know about March of Flags? https://t.co/LRKGPRJXpD
— Joe Catron #DontRankYangOrAdams (@jncatron) June 15, 2021
Iron barriers were placed outside the entrance to Damascus Gate.
Hundreds of Palestinians gathered inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound since morning to prevent settlers from trying to enter. Busloads came from inside Israel.
(WAFA, PC, Agencies, Social Media)