Israel approves flag march through Jerusalem's Old City

Sun Online Desk

9th June, 2021 03:24:36 PM printer

Israel approves flag march through Jerusalem's Old City

The outgoing Israeli government has given the go-ahead for a march by religious nationalists which was cancelled by organisers over fears it could trigger a new round of conflict.

The flag march through the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem was originally due to take place on Thursday, but police rejected the original route.

The march will now happen next Tuesday.

Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls Gaza, had threatened further escalation if the march took place.

At least 242 people were killed in Gaza and 13 people were killed in Israel during 11 days of fierce fighting last month.

(BBC)


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