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Ben Gvir at Damascus Gate: ‘We will not give up Jerusalem’

Religious Zionism MK Itamar Ben Gvir arrives at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City to protest the decision to bar him from marching from the site to the Temple Mount.

Saying that he would not confront police, Ben Gvir nonetheless slams the police’s decision to prevent him from getting to the Temple Mount.

“I know the prime minister’s people tried to lead a compromise initiative that I would march here; unfortunately that did not happen,” he says. “Unfortunately, the commissioner rejected this proposal.”

Yesterday, police barred a planned march Thursday with the Israeli flag through the Muslim Quarter of the Old City, and a visit to the Temple Mount, amid fears it could reignite violence in the city and beyond.

“The very fact that an MK in Israel cannot march in the Old City is a surrender to Hamas and terrorism; it is a victory of terrorism,” Ben Gvir charges. “Of course, we will not give up Jerusalem, we will not give up the Old City. “

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