Police prepare for right-wing march on Jaffa

Baruch Marzel, Itamar Ben-Gvir plan to take to the streets with Israeli flags in response to Islamic Movement rally.

March 2, 2011 09:00
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Police are preparing for a right-wing march on Jaffa Wednesday morning, in response to a protest by the Islamic Movement.

Sixty activists from the Eretz Yisrael Shelanu NGO will march in the streets of Jaffa at 10 a.m. Wednesday, holding Israeli flags. MK Michael Ben-Ari (National Union) and activists Baruch Marzel and Itamar Ben-Gvir plan to participate in the demonstration.

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Right-wing activists petition court to approve Jaffa march

The Tel Aviv Police and Border Police will guard the demonstraters, who are allowed only to march in a limited area of Rehov Yefet, one of the city's main roads.

On Sunday, Eretz Yisrael Shelanu petitioned the High Court after Tel Aviv Police refused to explain its refusal to let right-wing activists march in Jaffa. The court accepted the petition, allowing the group to march.

The planned right-wing protest follows one organized by the Islamic Movement in which 1,000 people took to the streets of Jaffa, some carrying Palestinian flags and chanting anti-Israel slogans.

Ron Friedman contributed to this report.

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