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Explainer: What is behind Israel’s Ben-Gvir's ban on Palestinian flags in public spaces?

Considering the Palestinian flag as incitement to terror, National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir seeks to prevent its waving wherever he can.
Arab Israeli Karim Younes is carried by friends and relatives following his release after 40 years in an Israeli prison for kidnapping and murdering an Israeli soldier, Ara, Israel, Jan. 5, 2023.

Newly appointed National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir instructed police on Sunday to remove Palestinian flags from public places, wherever such acts could be considered incitement to terror.

"Today I directed the Israeli police to enforce the prohibition of flying in public spaces any PLO flag that shows identification with a terrorist organization, and to stop any incitement against the State of Israel. We will fight terrorism and the encouragement of terrorism with all our might! " tweeted Ben-Gvir.

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