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Likud lawmaker seeks to ban Palestinian flag in Israel

In the wake of protests at which participants waved the Palestinian flag in Tel Aviv, a bill is being fast tracked to ban the banner at even small gatherings.
A man holding a Palestinian flag shouts slogans during a rally in support of President Mahmoud Abbas, in Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, July 2, 2018.  REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman - RC13D0F03040
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Knesset member Anat Berko of the Likud plans to submit a bill in October that criminalizes raising the Palestinian flag or the flag of any anti-Israel state during even tiny gatherings.

The bill outlaws raising the flags of states that are hostile to Israel, non-friendly states or commissions that do not allow the raising of the Israeli flag on their premises. Such individuals will face a one-year prison sentence.

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