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Israel to allow right-wing march in Jerusalem next week

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Islam News – Israel’s outgoing government has said a flag march by Israeli nationalists through Jerusalem’s Old City can happen next week pending police approval.

The event had been due to take place this Thursday. But organisers cancelled it after Israeli police rejected the proposed route through the Muslim Quarter, citing security concerns.

Palestinians see it as a provocation.

The militant group Hamas has warned the march could trigger a new round of conflict in Gaza should it proceed.

At least 256 people were killed in Gaza and 13 people were killed in Israel during 11 days of fierce fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants last month.

The violence came after weeks of spiralling Israeli-Palestinian tension which culminated in clashes at a holy site in the Old City that is revered by both Muslims and Jews on 10 May, when the original march was rerouted by Israeli authorities at the last minute and then cancelled.

Source: BBC