The Hamas terror group is calling on Palestinians to attend morning prayers at the Al Aqsa Mosque on Thursday and warning Israel not to “cross any red lines.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed yesterday that the controversial nationalist parade will take place in Jerusalem on its annual route through the Old City’s Muslim Quarter.
“Any violation of our red lines will mean that the resistance will have a say,” says the terror group’s representative in Lebanon, Ali Baraka.
Baraka calls for the masses to attend morning prayers in a show of strength and says the march is a “provocation to the Palestinian people and a violation of the sanctity of Al Aqsa.”
The march does not go to the Al Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount.
Jerusalem Day’s Flag March sparks tensions annually and is usually preceded by calls to change its route. The timing this year is especially delicate in light of the fresh ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group after five days of deadly conflict.
In 2021, the Jerusalem march served as a pretext for the Hamas terror group to launch an 11-day conflict, which included rocket fire on Jerusalem during the march.