Far-right MK Itamar Ben Gvir says the planned flag parade in Jerusalem on Thursday will take place regardless of the warnings it may reignite violence in the region.
“In face of the anger of the far-left government, we will march in Jerusalem,” Ben Gvir says.
“It is amazing that after they sold the Negev, gave up on the rule of law, and folded to Ra’am, now even the flag march in Jerusalem causes them to claim it is a provocation,” he adds.
“Jerusalem is our capital forever and ever, and we will march everywhere, happily,” he says.
Ben Gvir’s decision to “relocate” his office to East Jerusalem during tensions there last month is seen as having been a central cause of unrest there that later spread to the Temple Mount, leading Hamas to fire rockets at Israel and thus igniting last month’s conflict with Gaza and inter-ethnic violence in Israeli cities.