Israeli flag march incites tensions in Jerusalem

Israeli flag march incites tensions in Jerusalem


Large number of Israeli Jews holding a walk through Muslim regions in Jerusalem's Old City

Israeli flag march incites tensions in Jerusalem

Israeli flag march incites tensions in Jerusalem

Large number of Israeli Jews holding a walk through Muslim regions in Jerusalem’s Old City in the midst of Palestinian alerts it could set off savagery.

The yearly occasion comes all at once of especially high pressures following a long time of dangerous episodes.

The Flag March happens on Israel’s Jerusalem Day, praising its catch of East Jerusalem in the 1967 conflict.

Israel views the entirety of Jerusalem as its capital, something dismissed by most nations and the Palestinians.


The situation with the city goes to the core of the Israel-Palestinian clash. The Palestinians guarantee Israeli-involved East Jerusalem as the capital of a future expected condition of their own, however Israel says the city won’t ever be redivided.

Last year, a staggering 11-day struggle among Israel and Palestinian aggressors in Gaza ejected on Jerusalem Day when Gaza’s Hamas rulers terminated rockets towards the city after Israeli police and Palestinians conflicted at a blessed site in the Old City.

Last week, Israel’s public security serve said marchers would be permitted to enter the Old City through Damascus Gate which leads into the Muslim Quarter – a choice which was denounced by Palestinians. Last year marchers were not permitted to utilize this course because of the unstable circumstances.

After the course through Damascus Gate was approved, Hamas and the more modest Gaza-based Islamic Jihad bunch cautioned that “Jerusalem and the heavenly locales are a red line”, saying they would “utilize all choices to shield our kin and blessed destinations against Zionist [Israeli] attacks”.

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The greater part of the marchers will go through Damascus Gate, while a more modest number will enter through Jaffa Gate between the Christian and Armenian Quarters, with both joining at the Western Wall in the Jewish Quarter.


The walk customarily sees large number of youthful Jews, many waving Israeli banners, dancing and singing devoted tunes as they stream through the interwoven back streets which go through the memorable four quarters. Palestinians view the occasion as incitement.

The current year’s walk is occurring in the midst of an all-around exceptionally charged climate among Israel and the Palestinians.

A rush of destructive assaults on Israelis by Palestinians or Israeli Arabs, and the deaths of many Palestinians, including aggressors, assailants, and regular folks, by Israeli powers have fuelled outrage on the two sides.

It likewise follows recriminations over the killing of Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Aqkleh, shot dead while writing about an Israeli military activity in the involved West Bank on 11 May.

Palestinian examiners have reasoned that she was shot by an Israeli fighter “determined to kill”. Israel has excused this as an “obtrusive untruth”, saying the Palestinians’ refusal to co-work in a joint examination fixes things such that far more difficult to decide if Abu Aqleh was killed by an officer or a Palestinian assailant.

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