Israeli Flag March Sparks Confrontations
Anger is sweeping through Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque today, Wednesday, July 26, 2023, in response to an alleged “Temple Organization” and a number of right-wing settler groups’ planned Flag March.
The march is expected to include ministers and Knesset members, amid calls from Palestinians to confront settlers’ intrusions, declaring it a night of anger and devotion to fend off the incursions.
The provocative march aims to target the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque, including the New Gate, the Zahra Gate, the Column Gate, and the Asbat Gate, culminating in entering the Old City through the Moroccan Gate and reaching the Western Wall Plaza.
The Palestinian Youth Movement in Jerusalem has announced a day of anger across the occupied city, with devotees and defenders standing firm against what is called the “Anniversary of the Temple’s Destruction.”
In a statement, the movement called on all able individuals to be present at Al-Aqsa Mosque after the afternoon and evening prayers on Wednesday, July 26, 2023, to confront the settlers’ planned intrusion on Thursday, July 27.
It has been made clear by the Palestinians that Israel’s attempts to take control of Jerusalem will only result in resistance activities.
The extremist Temple groups are preparing for a wide-scale incursion into the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday, July 27, 2023, marking the alleged “Temple’s Destruction” anniversary, preceded by a hostile flag march that has become recurrent in the holy city.
The Islamic-Christian Society for the Support of Jerusalem and its Holy Sites warned of “Israeli” plans to Judaize the occupied city and control all its neighborhoods through the so-called “Flag March.”
“Flag March” is a form of provocation and Judaization of the holy city, according to Nasser al-Hudmi, head of the society.
Al-Hudmi emphasized that this Judaization aims to control all Arab neighborhoods and eventually demolish the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque to erect a mythical “Temple” in its place.
He further stated that the “Flag March” is a traditional march carried out by the occupation every year, but it has now escalated to twice a month.