Israeli occupation police on Tuesday rejected a plan by right-wing settlers to stage a march outside Al-Quds Old City following recent clashes there with Palestinians defying repressive measures.
An occupation police statement said the request to hold the march, known as the March of Flags, was submitted Monday “with short notice” and that one of the organizers was summoned for a talk with officers to discuss an “alternative date and format.”
The statement noted organizers announced the march even though it had not been approved, Israeli media reported.
The occupation police said they discussed ‘alternatives’ with the organizer and clarified their commitment to upholding “freedom of expression and protest by law, while maintaining the wellbeing and security of the march’s participants and the entire public.”
The planned march was announced amid heightened tensions surrounding Al-Aqsa during the holy month of Ramadan and the Jewish Passover. It also came on the heels of several deadly attacks in the occupied territories in retaliation for continuous aggression on Palestinian people.
Source: Israeli media