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Hamas warns controversial Jerusalem flag march will reignite region

Members of the Hamas terror group's military wing stand on an Israeli flag in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on May 27, 2021, as Hamas claims victory following an 11-day conflict with Israel. (SAID KHATIB / AFP)
Members of the Hamas terror group's military wing stand on an Israeli flag in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on May 27, 2021, as Hamas claims victory following an 11-day conflict with Israel. (SAID KHATIB / AFP)

The Hamas terror group on Monday warned the contentious march by Jewish right-wing nationalists scheduled to be held through parts of Jerusalem’s Old City Tuesday would reignite the region.

“The flags march is like an explosive that will cause a new campaign to protect Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque to ignite,” Hamas spokesperson Abd al-Latif Qanou said in a statement.

The group also called for Palestinians to “confront Israeli settlers” on Tuesday when the march is supposedly set to take place. “The nation and the resistance are behind you in the effort to thwart the plans of occupation,” Qanou added.

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