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Israel settlers march to Umm Al-Fahm, demand destruction of mosques

Israeli settlers come together calling for the destruction of mosques near the Arab city of Umm Al-Fahm

Dozens of Israeli settlers demonstrated yesterday near the Arab city of Umm Al-Fahm calling for the destruction of mosques in the area.

Israel’s Channel 7 reported that the march was led by extremist settler leaders including Michael Ben-Ari and Itamar Ben-Gvir under the protection of 400 policemen.

The settlers said they have finally won and came to demonstrate after months of the police rejecting application for the protest to be held.

“We won. We came here after you thought we would not enter the city,” Ben Gvir said during the protest.

Umm Al-Fahm is home to the head of the Islamic Movement in Israel, Raed Salah, who was  arrested from his home in August last year. He is accused of working against the state; Israeli authorities banned the Islamic Movement in November 2015.

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