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Israel activists take part in raising Palestine flag in Jerusalem

January 14, 2023 at 12:20 pm

Demonstration against illegal Jewish settlements in Jerusalem on January 13, 2023. [Mostafa Alkharouf – Anadolu Agency]

Left-wing Israeli activists participated alongside Palestinian activists in raising the Palestinian flag during a demonstration organised on Friday in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, Anadolu Agency reported.

The Israeli and Palestinian activists defied directives issued by Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir on Sunday.

For years, Israeli and Palestinian activists have been organising Friday demonstrations to protest the evacuation of Palestinian homes in Sheikh Jarrah to replace them with Israeli settlers.

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During the demonstration, many raised the Palestinian flag and demonstrators chanted against the Israeli occupation and its settlement projects.

Israeli MK of the Arab-Jewish communist party, the Democratic Front for Peace and Equality (Hadash), Ofer Cassif, wrapped himself in the Palestinian flag during the demonstration.

On Twitter, Israeli left-wing group Freedom for Jerusalem wrote: “We came, and we are still waving,” referring to attending the demonstration in Jerusalem and raising the Palestinian flag.

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