24 Palestinians injured as extremist ‘Flag March’ begins

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Thousands of Israelis on Sunday started the annual nationalist “flag march” through Jerusalem, chanting “Death to Arabs”, and insulting the prophet Mohammed. At least 24 Palestinians were injured by Israeli occupying forces and settlers using rubber bullets, truncheons and pepper spray, according to Palestinian news agency Wafa. Some 3,000 Israeli police were deployed for the event that marks the start of Israel’s illegal occupation of east Jerusalem, home of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound and capital of the future Palestinian state. Across annexed east Jerusalem, Palestinian flags flew defiantly…

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