High Court to deliberate petition on barring Jerusalem Day march from Muslim Quarter

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 5, 2016 09:08

 
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The High Court of Justice on Sunday morning was due to deliberate a petition filed by a left-wing Israel NGO as a last minute effort to prevent a march marking Israel's Jerusalem Day holiday from passing through the Muslim Quarter in the capital's Old City.

According to Army Radio, at 10 a.m. the court is set to discuss the petition filed by the Ir Amim organization - which describes itself as a non-profit that focuses on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Jerusalem.

The holiday's controversial "Flag Parade" is traditionally conducted Jews who march through the Old City.

This year's 49th-annual Jerusalem Day, which commemorates the reunification of the city and Israel's establishment of control in Jerusalem's Old City after the Six Day War in 1967, falls ahead of the first evening of Ramadan.

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