The government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this Tuesday gave the go-ahead for a march called by Israeli nationalists in Jerusalem, which police rejected earlier this week for fear of a renewed rise in tensions. in the city after the recent clashes.
The march planned for this Thursday, which should lead through the Muslim quarter of the old town, will take place on Tuesday next week in the absence of police and organizers who can reach an agreement. In fact, despite their refusal, the police have already mentioned that they would re-examine the matter if the organizers come up with a new plan or a new date.
The outgoing government of Israel said in a statement that the event “can continue within a framework agreed by the police and the organizers,” according to the Times of Israel.
That document was presented by Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benny Gantz, who this Sunday asked the police not to give the necessary permits, which in fact happened the next day.
The appeal was rejected by the Palestinian Al Fatá party, while the police’s decision was sharply criticized by MP Bezalel Smotrich of Religious Zionism and other members of parties such as Itamar Ben-Gvir of Smotrich’s party and May Golan of Likud.
The march, which should also take place in front of the Damascus Gate near the Sheikh Jarrá district, takes place annually on Jerusalem Day, the 10th Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) from the Palestinian enclave.
This announcement was also made after it became known that the vote on the ratification of the new government of Israel would take place during the day on Sunday when the mandate of Benjamin Netanyahu, who holds the office of Prime Minister, could end. since 2009.
In addition, following clashes between Palestinians and Israelis, as well as clashes between the Government of Israel and Hamas that lasted 11 days and resulted in the deaths of more than 250 people in the Gaza Strip, according to the information received from the Gaza Strip authorities and clashes, the march would take place as it is twelve in Israel.