Rally was on account of happen on Thursday and proceed by flashpoint spots in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem.
Proper-wing pro-settler Israeli teams have scrapped a controversial march that was to happen this week in Jerusalem after police refused to authorise it, arguing that neither the format nor the timing of the occasion was appropriate given the present ranges of stress in Israel.
The so-called March of the Flags was on account of happen on Thursday and proceed by flashpoint spots in Israeli-occupied East Jerusalem.
“Police refused to present us authorisation,” a spokesperson for one of many teams organising the march stated, prompting a cancellation of the occasion.
Information of its cancellation got here as Khalil Hayya, a senior determine of the Palestinian armed group Hamas, warned the march might result in new violence. It was not clear if the cancellation was linked to his remarks.
Israeli police stated in a press release that “the present route right now just isn’t permitted”.
Nonetheless, police stated they’d evaluation a petition to reschedule the occasion or to conduct it in a special method.
“We warn the occupation [Israel] towards letting the march method East Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Thursday,” Hayya stated. “We hope the message is obvious in order that Thursday doesn’t change into [a new] Could 10,” he stated, referring to the beginning of final month’s 11-day preventing between Israel and Hamas, the group that guidelines the Gaza Strip.
The preventing got here after weeks of rising stress as Israeli safety forces cracked down on peaceable protests towards the expulsion of Palestinian households within the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhoods of Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan.
Israeli forces additionally cracked down on protesters in Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam’s third holiest web site, which can also be revered by Jews because the Temple Mount.
In 11 days of preventing, Israeli air assaults and artillery fireplace on Gaza killed 254 Palestinians, together with 66 youngsters, and wounded greater than 1,900 folks, in response to the well being ministry in Gaza.
At the least 12 folks, together with two youngsters, had been killed in Israel on account of rocket and different fireplace from armed teams in Gaza. Some 357 folks in Israel had been wounded within the assaults.
The Palestinian Deputy Governor of Jerusalem, Abdullah Siam, had additionally warned of a possible “explosion”.
In the meantime, right-wing Israelis known as on the federal government to not succumb to “Hamas threats” by cancelling the rally.
Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz had urged police to not let the march go forward over issues it might reignite preventing.
Thursday’s march was set to cross by the Previous Metropolis’s Damascus Gate, the place Israeli safety forces cracked down on Palestinians in Could, through the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.