Supreme Court: Damascus Gate will be closed to Jews in the evening

Supreme Court decides: March of Flags will begin earlier than scheduled due to Ramadan Israel’s Supreme Court ruled on a petition aimed at preventing the traditional “March of Flags” from entering the Muslim Quarter. According to the ruling, the march will officially begin at 5:15 PM, earlier than originally scheduled. In addition, from around 6:15 PM, marchers will not be allowed to enter the Old City through the Damascus Gate.

Jun 5, 2016, 1:20PM Becca Noy

Source: Supreme Court: Damascus Gate will be closed to Jews in the evening | JerusalemOnline

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Jews celebrating Jerusalem Day will not be allowed to enter the Damascus Gate today (Sunday) from 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM, according to a Supreme Court ruling. The Supreme Court’s decision is a compromise between the Israel Police and the Ir Amim organization, which filed the petition regarding the matter. In the petition, Ir Amim demanded that March of Flags participants be prohibited from entering the Muslim Quarter. Prior to the ruling, in fear of possible clashes between the Jewish marchers and Muslims, the Israel Police decided that the march will be held an hour earlier than scheduled.

The March of Flags will begin in the late afternoon, starting from 4:00 PM, just as thousands of Muslims are expected to be in the area because this evening marks the beginning of the Ramadan fast. Several MKs, including Meretz leader Zehava Gal-On, asked Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan and Israel Police Chief Roni Alsheikh to use their authority in order to change the route of the march so that it would not pass through the Muslim Quarter.

More than a thousand of uniformed and undercover police officers will be scattered throughout the city today. “The police will show zero tolerance to any acts of physical or verbal violence, and will use all the means at its disposal against rioters and those breaking the law, and will see they are [punished] to the full extent of the law,” said the Israel Police in a statement.

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One Comment on “Supreme Court: Damascus Gate will be closed to Jews in the evening”

  1. joopklepzeiker Says:

    Vandaag wordt in Israël de 49ste Jeruzalem Dag gevierd!

    https://ejbron.wordpress.com/2016/06/05/vandaag-wordt-in-israel-de-49ste-jeruzalem-dag-gevierd/

    Happy Flag parade day Israel in the eternal capitol of Israel Jerusalem !

    From the Netherlands .

    2016-06-05 7:00 GMT-05:00 WordPress.com :

    > joopklepzeiker posted: “Supreme Court decides: March of Flags will begin > earlier than scheduled due to Ramadan Israel’s Supreme Court ruled on a > petition aimed at preventing the traditional “March of Flags” from entering > the Muslim Quarter. According to the ruling, the march wil” >


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