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Jordan's guardianship of Jerusalem's holy sites has to be questioned

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The recently Israeli military offensive against the Palestinians in Gaza prompted a response that shocked the occupation state and many people around the world. Not only were the resistance groups in the besieged territory able to hit targets deep inside Israel, and saw Ben Gurion Airport closed as a result, but they were also reacting to attacks on the Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and Jerusalem, including Al-Aqsa Mosque. Moreover, to everyone's astonishment, the Palestinian citizens of Israel rose up in support of the resistance, joining their compatriots in the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza. It was a united response to Israel's brutal assault and ongoing occupation.

It was the effectiveness of the resistance response which pushed Benjamin Netanyahu to agree to a ceasefire. It also led to the Israeli security cabinet deciding on Tuesday to cancel a march by far-right Jews through the Old City and Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem scheduled for today.

The "Flag March" is an annual event celebrating Israel's occupation of east Jerusalem in the June 1967 Six Day War. Waving Israeli flags and shouting racist slogans — "Death to the Arabs" is common — the marchers seek to provoke the Palestinians. Apparently Netanyahu's outgoing government has now given permission for the march to take place next week.

Throughout the talks with mediators about a ceasefire, the resistance rejected Israeli demands to........

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