Tension runs high in Jerusalem as Jewish extremists rally for flag march; 27 Palestinian injured

Days of Palestine - Jerusalem

27 Palestinian civilians today, Tuesday, were injured, after clashes erupted with the Israeli occupation forces in the vicinity of the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, to express their rejection of the provocative march by settlers.

The Palestinian Red Crescent Society said in a statement that its crews dealt with 27 injuries during confrontations with the occupation; Three of them were shot with rubber-coated metal bullets, and another was hit by a stun grenade.

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The Medical Society added that its ambulances transported 3 casualties to hospitals and the Red Crescent field hospital, and provided field treatment for the rest of the injuries.

It drew attention to the fact that the Israeli occupation forces attacked an ambulance with direct bullets, and prevented the crews from freely moving.

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Local sources reported that clashes erupted with the Israeli occupation in the vicinity of Bab al-Sahira, Bab al-Amud, Salah al-Din Street, and Sultan Suleiman Street.

Israeli media confirmed that the settlement "flags march" was launched after this afternoon, Tuesday, in the city of Jerusalem, with the participation of thousands of settlers and under heavy protection of the occupation police.

During the march, settlers chanted slogans against the new Israeli Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, such as "Naftali is a traitor", and raised slogans such as: "Danger, they are stealing democracy."

Clashes also erupted with the occupation forces in separate areas in the West Bank, while the Gaza Strip witnessed mass rallies; Denouncing the march of the flags.

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