Friday, June 2, 2023

US condemns racist slogans by participants of flag march in Israel

US State Department spokesman Matthew Miller said in his profile from the social network Twitter, “The United States strongly opposes racist language in any form. We condemn hateful chants such as ‘Death to Arabs’ during today’s march.” Are.”

Thousands of Israelis, including National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir, took part in a new edition of a flag march through the streets of Jerusalem this Thursday, a traditionally controversial event that has seen very few recorded marches this year. a dozen arrests

During the march, which traverses the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem, there have been isolated episodes of violence and harassment by some of the most radical attendees, although it is true that there have been insults and sloganeering against the Arab population.

Several groups of protesters chanted racist slogans such as “Death to the Arabs” or “Burn your village” as they danced in the area around Damascus Gate, one of the access points to Jerusalem’s Old City.

Israel police have already confirmed the arrest of a dozen people ahead of the start of the flags’ march, including several left-wing activists who blocked a road in the West Bank. Several others have been detained for inciting Palestinians.

Marches are organized by right-wing and religious organizations to call for the “unification” of Jerusalem and the capture of the Old City, including the Temple Mount – known to Jews as the Temple Mount – during the Six-Day War in 1967. A fact not recognized internationally.

The act comes less than a week after a new ceasefire was signed in the Gaza Strip following an Israeli bombing campaign against Islamic Jihad that killed more than 30 Palestinians. In addition, two people in Israel – one Israeli and one Palestinian – were killed by the impact of the projectile.

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