Right-wing activists are expected to march through Umm el-Fahm on Wednesday to mark the anniversary of Rabbi Meir Kahane’s assassination.
Police were initially hesitant to grant permission for the march, fearing a repeat of last year’s march on the outskirts of the city when local youth clashed with riot police.
Thousands of police will secure the event and locals have said they will prevent the marchers from entering their city.
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