Israeli occupation police announced on Sunday evening, January 8, that the ban on raising the Palestinian flags came into effect under commandment from Itamar Ben-Gvir.
The Israeli police commissioner Kobi Shabtai ordered on Sunday to enforce the ban on waving the Palestinian flags in public spaces, Haaretz reported.
Ben-Gvir, the newly appointed Israeli security minister, ordered several days ago to prevent celebrations following the release of Karim Younis, the longest-serving Palestinian prisoner.
He threatened later to ban raising the Palestinian flags. On Twitter yesterday, Ben-Gvir bragged as he ‘directed the Israeli police’ to officially enforce the ban on waving Palestine’s flags.
Earlier in 2022, Israeli occupation forces took down several Palestinian flags during the Israeli Flag Marches. Videos showed Israeli forces attacking and assaulting any Palestinian who holds a flag of Palestine.
Since the new Israeli government was approved, Ben-Gvir has been taking random, racist, and aggressive decisions against the Palestinians. The decisions included arbitrary measures that violate the rights of prisoners and the sanctity of Al-Aqsa Mosque.