The annual Zionist "Jerusalem Day" is a celebration of the occupation of the eastern neighbourhoods of the city during the June 1967 war. Many thousands of settlers flooded the city, carrying Israeli flags, set to march to the Wailing Wall through Damascus Gate and the Muslim Quarter. Although activists and NGOs have warned the state against potential settler violence based on the experiences of previous years, the court greenlit the march and entrusted the police with keeping the peace. However, as the Zionist marchers neared Damascus Gate, the heavily armed police brutally attacked Palestinians, making arrests and chasing residents away with horse mounted police and stun grenades. The Zionist marchers repeatedly chanted racial slurs and assaulted Palestinians as well as journalists, as police stood idly by. Several Palestinians were lightly injured, most of whom were treated at the scene, a few transferred to hospital by the Red Crescent.

Protest against “Jerusalem Day” – Al-Quds

The annual Zionist “Jerusalem Day” is a celebration of the occupation of the eastern neighbourhoods of the city during the June 1967 war. Many thousands of settlers flooded the city, carrying Israeli flags, set to march to the Wailing Wall through Damascus Gate and the Muslim Quarter. Although activists and NGOs have warned the state…

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Protest against “Jerusalem Day” – Al-Quds

Many thousands of settlers reveled in the streets of occupied Jerusalem as they celebrated the 47th anniversary of the occupation of the eastern parts of the city and their subsequent annexation. Israeli border and riot police opted to seal off the Zionist Jerusalem Day marchers by forcing store owners in the old city to shut…

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Zionist ‘Jerusalem Day’ march, Palestinian counter-protest

About 50,000 Zionist settlers and sympathizers marched today in occupied Jerusalem marking the anniversary of the occupation of he eastern parts. Zionist youth waving the Israeli flags and other banners supporting the occupation marched trough the Muslim quarter in the old city, chanting in front of Damascus Gate, taunting local Palestinian residents. Several hundred Palestinians,…

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Protest against “Jerusalem Day” – Al-Quds

It was Jerusalem Day, the day in which the state of Israel celebrates the 67′ occupation of East Jerusalem, which it dabs “The unification of the city”. On this day tens of thousands of people, mainly youth, held a march called “The Flag March”, walking around Jerusalem, and specifically entering Palestinian neighbourhoods, holding Israeli flags,…