Extremely-nationalist Jewish crowds have marched by way of Jerusalem’s Previous Metropolis to have a good time Israel’s unlawful occupation of East Jerusalem, chanting slogans reminiscent of “Loss of life to Arabs”.
1000’s of marchers who outnumbered Israeli safety forces deployed to manage the crowds, entered the Previous Metropolis.
The annual so-called flag march got here after the far-right Israelis stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound – Islam’s third holiest website – in violation of the established order. Jewish prayers are prohibited on the compound, the place Jews consider the biblical temple as soon as stood.
Israel captured East Jerusalem, together with the Previous Metropolis, within the 1967 Mideast conflict and later annexed it in a transfer by no means recognised internationally.
The Palestinians, who search East Jerusalem because the capital of a future state, concern the Israeli march and storming of Al-Aqsa is a plot to take over or divide the realm.
Israel denies such claims, saying it stays dedicated to the established order.
Within the occupied Palestinian territory, folks protested in opposition to the march, burning Israeli flags and in lots of instances resulting in confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli safety forces. Dozens of Palestinians have been arrested and greater than 100 have been injured.