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Israeli police block right-wing activists from Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate

Jerusalem police halted some 20 right-wing activists who tried approaching the flashpoint Damascus Gate despite interdiction by law-enforcement agencies.
Ben Gvir

Far-right Knesset member Itamar Ben Gvir of the Jewish Power faction abandoned the flag march which took place this afternoon outside the Jerusalem Old City walls.

Israeli police had told the organizers of the march yesterday that they would not allow participants to reach the flashpoint Damascus Gate. At the beginning, the organizers offered an alternative route, but then backtracked and said they would march to the Damascus Gate even without police permission.

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