"The residents were forced to shoot in the air in front of a crowd that did not care, until they fired in their direction and wounded two of the rioters," a witness told Israeli media.
Despite a full lockdown aimed at curbing COVID-19 cases, the protesters in Istanbul, including Syrians & Palestinians, carried Palestinian flags while chanting "Down with Israel, down with America."
“With blood and spirit we will free Palestine,” the Arab residents and activists chanted as they attempted to block Religious Zionist Party leader MK Bezalel Smotrich.
"Such actions are a violation of international law and impede the achievement of a peaceful settlement."
Israel Police is ready to change the plan of events if needed, and Arab Meretz MK Esawi Frej warned of Jerusalem Day turning into "Meron 2.0."
"If they evacuate them - there will be war," one participant from the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Isawiya reportedly said.
‘Way to fight racism isn’t to cease discussion and debate,’ say dozens of Jewish intellectuals and writers, assert opposition to ‘the imposition of ideology’
I hope that today’s troops are far better trained and infinitely better led than in my day.
Promised reforms for the rights of disabled veterans have been stalled as the Finance and Defense ministries squabble over budget.
Though this handful of demonstrators is not representative of ultra-Orthodox society as a whole, it reflects a growing trend among young ultra-Orthodox men who find an outlet in right-wing protests.