Jewish youths parade at Damascus Gate, in Old City on eve of Jerusalem Day

On the eve of the planned Jerusalem Day flag march, tensions in the Old City are already rising, with several incidents filmed and circulating on social media.

A few national-religious Jews march through the Old City’s Ha-Gai Street in the Muslim Quarter, waving Israeli flags and chanting hymns.

In a clip from Damascus Gate, a young Palestinian woman is detained by police and ordered to enter a holding area overseeing the square. She is seen scuffling with a female Israeli police officer, who pushes her back against a wall and strikes her.

At the same time, Israeli police officers were filmed moving around the grounds of the flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque complex.

Footage circulating on Palestinian social media shows Israeli police seizing a Palestinian man and pushing him back forcefully. It is unclear what preceded the incident.

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