search

Ben Gvir vows to stay put outside Old City as other marchers move on

While many marchers have left Tzahal Square after being blocked from reaching Damascus Gate, far-right MK Itamar Ben Gvir is vowing to stay put until Thursday in protest against what he says is an illegal order barring him from that area of the Old City.

In a statement Ben Gvir’s office says he will camp in the square overnight and set up a temporary office there the next day, only leaving for the last day of the Passover holiday on Thursday night.

He claims that police have refused to show him the order banning him from Damascus Gate.

Meanwhile, reports indicate that some marchers who left the square moved toward the Jaffa Gate, but then marched right past it, seemingly in an attempt to reach other Old City gates.

Video from the scene shows police attempting the block the group.

comments
Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed