Israeli activists take part in raising the Palestinian flag in Jerusalem


Left-wing Israeli activists joined Palestinian activists in raising the Palestinian flag in a demonstration organized Friday in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of Jerusalem. Anadolu Agency reported.

The Israeli and Palestinian activists defied the directives of Israel’s National Security Minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, on Sunday.

For years, Israeli and Palestinian activists have organized Friday demonstrations to protest the eviction of Palestinian homes in Sheikh Jarrah to replace them with Israeli settlers.

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During the demonstration, the Palestinian flag was raised by many and demonstrators chanted against the Israeli occupation and its settlement projects.

The Israeli MK of the Arab-Jewish communist party, the Democratic Front for Peace and Equality (Hadash), Ofer Cassif, displayed the Palestinian flag during the demonstration.

On Twitter, the Israeli left-wing group Freedom for Jerusalem wrote: “We came, and we’re still waving,” referring to attending the demonstration in Jerusalem and raising the Palestinian flag.

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