'Jerusalem Day flag procession - a violent, racist provocation against Arabs'

May 17, 2015 13:22

Meretz chairwoman Zehava Gal-On on Sunday condemned the traditional flag-waving procession on Jerusalem Day, which she characterized as “a violent, racist act of provocation against Arab residents” of the capital.

The procession has been criticized by left-wing groups and human rights organizations who say that its route through the Muslim Quarter of the Old City has resulted in vandalism against shops and calls for “death to Arabs.”

The High Court on Monday rejected an appeal filed by two nongovernmental organizations attempting to prevent the procession, which is scheduled to take place at 4:00 p.m. local time.

Related Content

Breaking news
June 21, 2018
Merkel: Iran's 'aggression' in Middle East must be countered