Ben Gvir vows to defy effort to bar him from nationalist march

Responding to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s decision to bar him from Damascus Gate, where nationalists are planning to march, MK Itamar Ben-Gvir is vowing to disobey the order and says he will be there.

“After he abandoned police and citizens, [Bennett] has turned into a dictator who harms the freedom of movement of Knesset members,” complains Ben Gvir, noting that MKs have parliamentary immunity.

“If there is no agreed framework [for the march] and [no] compromise between the police and organizers, I intend to go to Damascus Gate, without asking Bennett, [public security minister Omer] Barlev, the Shura Council or Hamas,” says the firebrand lawmaker in a statement.

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