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Israeli government gives green light to fascist Israelis to hold provocative rally in Palestinian neighborhood

Israeli government gives green light to fascist Israelis to hold provocative rally in Palestinian neighborhood
Fascist Israelis holding a provocative rally in the Palestinian neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah in occupied East Jerusalem. (WAFA Images)

JERUSALEM, Wednesday, March 02, 2022 (WAFA) – The Israeli government gave the green light to fascist Israelis headed by racist right-wing lawmaker Itamar Ben Gvir to hold a rally in the Palestinian Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of occupied East Jerusalem tonight, a step that provoked the Palestinian residents.

Witnesses said dozens of right-wing Israelis gathered in the neighborhood around the Salem family home, waving Israeli flags and dancing in the street.

The neighborhood's Palestinian residents and supporters confronted the fascists as police intervened to remove the Palestinian supporters out of the neighborhood, breaking into homes and forcibly removing them from the area.

The Israeli High Court yesterday ruled that four Palestinian residents whose homes are threatened with takeover by the Israeli settlers can stay in their homes as protected tenants until a decision is made regarding ownership of the homes.

The Palestinians have been living in these homes for decades while settler organizations try to evict them under the pretext they own the land the homes were built on in the 1950s. The Palestinians say the settlers have forged documents of ownership.

M.K.

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