The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned against the consequences of the settlers’ organization of the so-called flag march in occupied Jerusalem and its dangers to the efforts made to stabilize the truce and stop the aggression.
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs described the march as provocative, and said that it constitutes an extension of the occupation’s continuous aggression against Jerusalem and its residents.
The statement added that the new Israeli government is in a real test before the world regarding its position on the Palestinian issue and the rights of the Palestinian people.
The government of Naftali Bennett, upon assuming power, will face several challenges, most notably the “flags march” of the extreme right on Tuesday, which may head towards Arab neighborhoods in occupied Jerusalem.
For its part, the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) called for Nafir and Rabat in Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Old City of occupied Jerusalem, to miss the opportunity for settlers to organize the flags march.
In a statement, the movement called on the people of Jerusalem to confront the occupation’s attempts to impose its will and change the landmarks of the city of Jerusalem, and called for Tuesday to be a day of mobilization and bonding at Al-Aqsa Mosque, and a day of anger and defiance of the occupation.
The Islamic Jihad movement also called on the Palestinians to station themselves in the courtyards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the general mobilization in all Palestinian areas and within the Green Line in order to confront what it described as a dangerous escalation that affects the holiest of sanctities and an aggression targeting Arabs and Muslims.
Islamic Jihad accused the occupation government of seeking to implement settlement and Judaization schemes, imposing its control over Jerusalem, and carrying out more crimes and ethnic cleansing against Jerusalemites.
For its part, the Palestinian National Liberation Movement (Fatah) called on the Palestinian people to confront the march, and said in a statement that “the city of Jerusalem is a red line, and the Palestinian people have a solid will and determination to resist the occupation and thwart its colonial plans.”
“We call on our Palestinian people, and the movement’s cadres, to confront the settlers’ march in Jerusalem, on Tuesday, and stand united in defense of Islamic and Christian holy sites,” she added.
In turn, the Abu Ali Mustafa Brigades, the armed wing of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, said in a statement, “The continuous attempts of provocation by the enemy leaders and herds of settlers are playing with fire, and a dangerous transgression that cannot be tolerated. The march of flags, or other provocative manifestations.
And she added in her statement, “We will only say that you have a lesson in the battle of Saif al-Quds, so consider before it is too late,” in reference to the armed confrontation that took place recently, in which armed factions launched a barrage of missiles at Israel.
Palestinian activists called on social networks to gather in Bab al-Amud in conjunction with the provocative march.
Palestinian officials and parties had warned of the consequences of allowing this march, blaming the Israeli government for its repercussions.