According to the Israeli media, the Israeli occupation will deploy around 3,000 military troopers in occupied Jerusalem in preparations for the Israeli far-right “Flag March” scheduled for Thursday.
The Israeli i24 News website conveyed that the Israeli occupation forces announced their willingness amid calls for Palestinians in occupied Jerusalem to raise the flags of Palestine in reaction to the evocative march.
About 200,000 Israeli settlers will participate in the “Flag March” tomorrow, Israeli media sources reported.
Israeli sources added that colonial activists from the ‘Returning to the Temple’ organization stated they will try to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque with Israeli flags during the march.
Israeli fanatics participants usually wave Israeli flags, conduct proactive Talmudic rituals, and chant anti-Arab slogans as they pass through Palestinian neighborhoods.
Israeli occupation gave the go-ahead for far-right Israeli settlers to march through the heart of the mainly Palestinian thoroughfare in occupied Jerusalem’s Old City on 18 May, in a decision that threatens to re-ignite violence in the holy city.
The march is taking place in occupied East Jerusalem, which is Palestinian land that was illegally occupied by Israeli forces.
Flag March is seen as an endorsement of Israel’s occupation, considered illegal under international law, and undermining Palestinian rights and existence in occupied Jerusalem.
Israeli settlers and other non-Muslims are allowed to visit the Al-Aqsa mosque compound at certain times but are forbidden to pray or display any religious or national symbols under a long-standing agreement with the Muslim authority which administers the compound.
This year’s march will take place amid an already highly charged atmosphere following a 5-day deadly onslaught on Gaza by the Israeli occupation in which 33 Palestinians were killed, including 6 children, and 191 others injured.