Extremely-nationalist Jewish crowds have marched by Jerusalem’s Outdated Metropolis to have fun Israel’s unlawful occupation of East Jerusalem, chanting slogans corresponding to “Dying to Arabs”.
1000’s of marchers who outnumbered Israeli safety forces deployed to regulate the crowds, entered the Outdated Metropolis.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 imagine the biblical temple as soon as stood.
Israel captured East Jerusalem, together with the Outdated Metropolis, within the 1967 Mideast battle and later annexed it in a transfer by no means recognised internationally.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, worry the Israeli march and storming of Al-Aqsa is a plot to take over or divide the world.
Israel denies such claims, saying it stays dedicated to the established order.
Within the occupied Palestinian territory, individuals protested in opposition to the march, burning Israeli flags and in lots of circumstances resulting in confrontations between Palestinians and Israeli safety forces. Dozens of Palestinians have been arrested and greater than 100 have been injured.