Violence erupts around Jerusalem during controversial flag march - News Summed Up

Violence erupts around Jerusalem during controversial flag march


(CNN) Thousands of Israelis marched in a controversial flag-waving procession through east Jerusalem on Sunday, after Palestinian factions warned the event could ignite a new round of tensions. Seventy-nine Palestinians were injured in Jerusalem by rubber bullets, sound grenades and pepper spray, he Palestinian Red Crescent Society said, and one protester was shot with live fire. Twenty-eight people were evacuated to the hospital following clashes with Israeli security forces and Israeli marchers, according to the agency. The flag march is an annual parade where mostly nationalist Jewish groups celebrate Israel gaining control of the Western Wall during the 1967 Six-Day War and capturing East Jerusalem, placing the entire city under Israeli control. The march has also been a flashpoint with Palestinian residents of the Old City in previous years.


Source: Egypt Independent June 02, 2022 12:03 UTC



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