World A far-right Israeli deputy sets the powders in Jerusalem

02:20  11 june  2021
02:20  11 june  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Under the Huées des Palestinians, the Ultranational Jew MP Itamar Ben Gvir, under a good escort, brandish an Israeli flag. But the police forbid him the Damascus door entrance, Arab area of ​​the old town of Jerusalem. No matter, the parliamentarian came to unfold his argument before the press: "It's our capital. If in the United States we banned to walk in Washington with an American flag, someone would be ready to accept that? Why ? Because it would annoy some? You have to stop those who get angry, and allow us to walk in Jerusalem with a flag.

Invective exchanges between the elected representative and some Palestinians, they live this demonstration of force as a real provocation.

"This guy is the Larbin of Netanyahu, says Majdi, inhabiting the neighborhood. He sent it here to set the situation. Netanyahu must leave power, so it applies the policies of the burnt land. He comes here, with his flag, to provoke us. But he wants it or not, Jerusalem East is Arab, and she will remain so. That he and his fellows leave in their countries of origin. We are the children of this country, it's ours. Point!

In response, young people from the neighborhood brandished the Palestinian flag. They quickly been repressed by the Israeli police. There were more than a dozen arrests.

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