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Controversial Jerusalem march set to go forward as first check for brand new Israeli authorities

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Naftali Bennett was sworn in as Israel’s new prime minister on Sunday and this march would be the first actual check for his authorities.

The Minister of Inner Safety, Omer Bar-Lev, accomplished a state of affairs evaluation with the participation of the Commissioner, the IDF, the Shin Guess and the Nationwide Safety Council, based on an announcement issued by his workplace on Monday.

The minister was offered with the operational plans for the flag parade in Jerusalem on Tuesday, the assertion added.

“I used to be underneath the impression that the police are nicely ready and that an incredible effort has been made to take care of the fragile material of life and public security.” Minister Bar-Lev mentioned within the assertion.

The Flag March was deliberate to happen on Could 10 as a part of the commemoration of Jerusalem day, however in an uncommon transfer, it was diverted final minute by police not permitting them to undergo the Damascus gate and Muslim quarter within the Previous Metropolis as a result of already tense state of affairs in Jerusalem.

The march was finally canceled minutes after it began within the new route on account of Hamas firing rockets on Jerusalem as sirens had been heard everywhere in the metropolis.

It’s an annual parade the place principally right-wing Jewish teams stroll by the Previous Metropolis of Jerusalem carrying and dancing with Israeli flags to have a good time Israel gaining management of the Western Wall throughout the 1967 Six-Day Battle.

This yr the march was initially scheduled to happen on Jerusalem Day final month however was canceled because it received underway when Hamas fired rockets at Jerusalem.

In line with the march organizers, the march will arrive at Damascus gate on Tuesday night the place the marchers will dance with flags after which proceed across the partitions of the outdated metropolis and enter by Jaffa gate to the Western Wall.

It is nonetheless unclear what’s the actual route of the deliberate march.

Palestinians have already voiced their issues that this march might carry again tensions.

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh condemned the march, calling it “a provocation.”

“We warn of the damaging repercussions that will end result from the occupying Energy’s intention to permit extremist Israeli settlers to hold out the Flag March in occupied Jerusalem tomorrow, a provocation and aggression in opposition to our individuals/Jerusalem and its sanctities that should finish,” Shtayyeh mentioned in a put up to Twitter on Monday.

Hamas spokesman Abdel Latif al-Qanou mentioned the march could be a “fuse for a brand new explosion to defend Jerusalem and the Aqsa Mosque,” as he quoted by Hamas’ ‘Aqsa T.V.’ channel on Monday.

The US embassy in Israel issued a journey warning on Monday forward of the anticipated march.

“On account of requires a Jerusalem Flag March and doable counter-demonstrations in Jerusalem’s Previous Metropolis on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, U.S. authorities staff and their relations are prohibited from getting into Jerusalem’s Previous Metropolis on Tuesday, June 15.

“U.S. residents can take this under consideration when making their very own journey plans,” the embassy mentioned.

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