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The ultranationalist Flag March was a recruiting sergeant for the Palestinian resistance

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Ultranationalist, right-wing Israeli settlers carried out their "Flag March" in Jerusalem yesterday. Due to security concerns, the route was changed from previous years, and they passed the Jaffa Gate of the Old City rather than the usual Damascus Gate. Also as usual, the settlers chanted "Death to the Arabs" and "Jerusalem is Jewish". It was extremely provocative — which was the intention, of course — and it provided an opportunity for the Jewish settlers to express their hatred of Muslim and Christian Palestinians.

The march is an annual event to commemorate the capture of Jerusalem by Israeli troops in 1967. The first march was held a year later. That and those which followed have never been peaceful.

Originally scheduled for 10 May, the Palestinian resistance fulfilled its pledge of retaliation unless Israel stopped its attacks on the people of Jerusalem, so it was postponed to last Thursday. Again, it was postponed — possibly so that the outgoing........

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