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Jerusalem on edge ahead of contentious Israeli flag march

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By Crispian Balmer JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Flag-waving Jewish nationalists are set to march through the heart of the Muslim quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday in a parade that could re-ignite violence between Israelis and Palestinians. The annual Jerusalem procession celebrates Israel’s capture of the Old City in the 1967 Middle East war and draws thousands of cheering, chanting participants to its narrow, stone streets. But for Palestinians, the march is a blatant provocation and a violation of one of the few places in the city, increasingly hemmed in by Jewish development and settlement…

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