Thu 07 Dec 2023 8:55 pm - Jerusalem Time

A provocative march by Israeli settlers in the Old City of Jerusalem

This evening, Thursday, hundreds of settlers organized a provocative march, starting from the Hebron Gate in occupied Jerusalem, all the way to Damascus Square and Gates, and from there to the Islamic Quarter, the Old Market, and the Al-Wad Neighborhood, on the occasion of “Jewish holidays,” and to demand an end to the Islamic Endowments’ jurisdiction over the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque.

The participating settlers shouted insulting expressions at Arabs and Palestinians, and attacked a number of passers-by, while shops closed their doors to avoid their attacks.

Today, the occupation municipality placed a huge candlestick in Bab al-Jadid Square, one of the gates of the Old City, to light it to mark the start of the “holidays.”

According to the calls circulated by the so-called “Temple Groups,” the march received approval from the Israeli occupation police, and aims to “remove the guardianship of the Islamic Endowments from Al-Aqsa Mosque, and renew complete Jewish control over Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa.”

The occupation municipality lit up the historic Jerusalem Wall on the side of the Hebron Gate with light shows that included the menorah, which symbolizes this holiday.


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A provocative march by Israeli settlers in the Old City of Jerusalem