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Nationalist Flag March displays Jerusalem’s ugly underbelly

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Published: 31 May 2022

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Jerusalem Day passed more peaceably than had been feared, despite 70,000 participating in the nationalist flag march through the Old City

There were isolated incidents of disturbance with 21 detained for ‘rioting’ and 45 arrests, most of them Palestinians.

During the parade, Palestinian journalists were blocked from entering Al-Aqsa compound, while Israel beefed up its security presence and primed the Iron Dome.

But the march drew highest number of Jews coming to the Mount in one day since 1967 and racist cries of ‘Death to the Arabs’ marred the day.

Jerusalem Day relatively calm but too early to breathe a sigh of relief (Haaretz)

Decades of Jerusalem Day celebrations have morphed into something darker (Times of Israel)

Israel has a racism problem – and it comes out on Jerusalem Day (Jerusalem Post)

Chants of ‘death to Arabs,’ and clashes mar Jerusalem Day (Jerusalem Post)

Palestinian journalists blocked from Al-Aqsa compound (Jerusalem Post)

Photo: An Israeli flag march on Jerusalem Day, on Sunday. (Haaretz/Hazem Bader/ AFP)

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