Palestine Facts News: Chaos at Israeli Rally in East Jerusalem | Palestinian-Israeli conflict news

Earlier, hundreds of far-right nationalists stormed the al-Aqsa mosque compound, raising fears of a confrontation between Israelis and Palestinians.

  • Thousands of far-right Israelis have gathered at Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem to commemorate the so-called flag parade in the Old City.
  • The march was held to commemorate what the Israelis call the day of unifying Jerusalem, referring to Israel’s 1967 occupation of the city and its subsequent annexation, which is not recognised internationally.
  • Israeli ultranationalist groups chanted racist slogans such as “Death to the Arabs” as they marched through the streets of the Old City.
  • Dozens of Palestinians have been injured in and around the occupied West Bank city of Nablus in confrontations between Palestinians and armed Israeli soldiers, medics said.

Here are the latest updates:

Dozens reported injured in and around the West Bank city of Nablus

Al Jazeera’s Nida Ibrahim reported from the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah that dozens of Palestinians were wounded by Israeli forces in and around Nablus.

Ibrahim said the Red Crescent declared “most of the injuries were caused by tear gas suffocation”.

“It’s. The very, very heavy tear gas that the Israeli army usually uses,” she added.

“The remaining injuries … a Palestinian was taken to hospital after being hit in the leg by live ammunition, and four others were injured by rubber-coated steel bullets,” Ibrahim said.

Ultranationalist Jews storm Al-Aqsa ahead of Israeli flag parade

Hundreds of far-right Jewish nationalists enter Jerusalem Al-Aqsa Mosque compoundahead of a provocative flag march that could reignite the confrontation between Israelis and Palestinians.

Israeli troops fired rubber bullets at Palestinian protesters inside the compound to disperse them.

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Generation of ‘indoctrinated young Israelis’ in Jerusalem: analyst

Al Jazeera’s senior political analyst Marwan Bishara said the scenes in occupied East Jerusalem were telling about “the next generation of Israel” and what should be a serious concern for peace and security.

“This is a generation of young Israelis who have been indoctrinated to hate the Palestinians and hate the Arabs,” Bishara said.

“They’re almost genocidal in terms of education and upbringing… They want to take over all historic Palestine, they want to drive the Palestinians out. They believe all historic Palestine is theirs.”

Jewish groups chant ‘death to the Arabs’

Thousands of Israeli ultranationalists, some chanting “Death to the Arabs”, marched through the center of the main Palestinian thoroughfare in the occupied Old City of Jerusalem on Sunday during the so-called flag parade.

The vast majority of young Orthodox Jewish men gathered outside Damascus Gate, waving flags, singing religious and nationalist songs and chanting “Jewish nation is alive” before entering the Muslim quarter.

A large crowd chanted “Death to the Arabs” and “Let your village burn down” before entering the old town.

Israeli police clear Palestinians

“The vast majority of young Orthodox Jewish men gathered outside Damascus Gate, waving flags, singing religious and nationalist songs, and chanting ‘the Jewish nation is alive’ before entering the Muslim quarter of the Old City,” Al Jazeera’s Im Lanhan said.

“A large crowd chanted ‘Death to the Arabs’ and ‘Let your village be burned’ before entering the Old City,” Khan reported from Old Jerusalem.

“Police drove Palestinians out of the area, which is usually a bustling Palestinian avenue.”

Far-right march in Israel

Per yearthousands of Israeli far-right groups took part in the march, waving Israeli flags and singing as they walked through the narrow streets of the Muslim quarter of the Old City.

The parade celebrates Israel’s capture of occupied East Jerusalem in the 1967 war. Israel subsequently annexed the region, a move that has not been recognized internationally.

Palestinians forced to close businesses and stay indoors saw the march as a blatant provocation as Jewish settlers flaunted their sovereignty over the occupied territories.

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