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Israel to let right-wing flag march pass through Muslim quarter

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Published: 20 May 2022

Last updated: 4 March 2024

The Jerusalem Day march on May 29 will pass through the Damascus Gate and Muslim Quarter; last year this route sparked a Hamas rocket barrage at the city

Israel to allow right-wing flag march to pass through Muslim quarter on Jerusalem Day (Haaretz)
Last year's flag march, despite a last-minute change to the contentious route to avoid the Muslim Quarter, devolved into violence and May's Operation Guardian of the Walls in Gaza

Year after it drew Hamas rockets, Israel OKs Jersualem Day flag march via Damascus Gate (Times of Israel)
Hamas launched 11-day war with Gaza during last year’s contentious parade; organizers thank Minister Barlev for approving route through Muslim Quarter; Gantz and Lapid said wary

Jerusalem Day Flag March to proceed through Damascus Gate (Jerusalem Post)
Last year, rockets were fired towards Jerusalem during the march, despite the route being changed to Jaffa Gate

Photo: Last year’s march (Ohad Zwigenberg)

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