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Flag March participants throw items at Muslim journalists reporting on event

Jeremy Sharon is The Times of Israel’s legal affairs and settlements reporter

Far-right Lehava activists heckle journalists during the Jerusalem Day Flag March outside the Old City, May 18, 2023. (Jeremy Sharon/Times of Israel)
Far-right Lehava activists heckle journalists during the Jerusalem Day Flag March outside the Old City, May 18, 2023. (Jeremy Sharon/Times of Israel)

A group of participants in the Jerusalem Day Flag March throw various items, including water bottles and flagpoles, at Muslim journalists positioned above the Damascus Gate assembly area.

Among the group throwing the items are numerous young men holding the black flag of the racist, far-right Lehava organization.

Border Police officers move to the area to stop further incidents, although some marchers still succeed in throwing objects towards the journalists.

Dozens of marchers also chant “your village will be burned,” a common far-right taunt against Palestinians.

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