The new Israeli government approves the movement of the right wings through Jerusalem | Conflicts between Israel and Palestine Issues
The new Israeli government has approved a protest march on the right west of East Jerusalem, which could spark tensions among Palestinians just hours after Benjamin Netanyahu handed over power to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.
Several Israeli right-wing groups are expected to take part in the so-called “Flag March” via the Old Damascus Gate Gate and head to its Islamic base on Tuesday, issuing warnings from Hamas – the ruling Gaza Landa group – as new violence continues.
This comes as tensions continue in East Jerusalem over Israel’s pressure to relocate Palestinian families from Sheikh Jarrah.
This comes as the recent ceasefire in Gaza follows an 11-day Israeli military strike, which killed 253 people – including 66 children. At least 13 Israeli civilians were killed by rockets fired by Palestinian forces in Gaza during a spate of violence.
Palestinian factions have called for an “angry day” against the group. Last month, attacks on Israel by protesters at the Al-Aqsa Mosque left hundreds of Palestinians injured.
“This is an insult to our people and the oppression of our Jerusalem and our sanctuary,” Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh said in a statement.
After meeting with Israeli police chief and other security personnel, sworn in Foreign Minister Omer Barlev approved the trip and said the police were well prepared, according to Israeli media reports.
“[Great] Efforts are being made to protect the fragile life and security of the people, “Barlev was quoted as saying.
It is unknown whether the students will be allowed to enter the Muslim city of Old City, in a way that Israeli police have previously banned.
The first trip on May 10 was rescheduled at the end of the season as the situation in Jerusalem worsened.
Hamas has warned of possible fighting if it continues, and Israeli journalists say the military has prepared for the possible number of attacks.
The U.S. ambassador to Jerusalem has barred colleagues and their families from entering the old city on Tuesday “for summoning the Jerusalem Flag March and protest rallies”.
The move poses a problem for the Bennett government, which was approved on Sunday by a 60-59 vote in parliament.
A change of pace or a ban on the trip could put the Israeli government in a standstill against Netanyahu, now a detractor, and his right-wing allies who force Hamas’s verse on events in Jerusalem.
Thinking that a change of pace could be saved, Yoav Segalovitz, the deputy minister of defense, said previous governments had banned their citizens from visiting Islamic sites in times of crisis.
“The key is to think about what to do right now,” he told Israeli radio station Kan.
The establishment of a union of Bennett’s right wing, centrist, left and Arab parties, not exactly the same except for the desire to oust Netanyahu, led to a coalition after the March 23 elections, the fourth Israel in two years.
Just minutes after meeting 49-year-old Bennett, during his first day in office, Netanyahu again made a promise to take over his government.
“It will happen sooner than you think,” Netanyahu, 71, who has been in a straight line for 12 years, said in a public address to lawmakers of the Likud right-wing party.
With any conflicts between its members threatening its stability, the new Israeli government hopes to focus on corporate and economic change and to avoid problems as a rule for Palestine.