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Joint List MK says police broke up Sheikh Jarrah protest because Palestinian flag was waved

Joint List MK Ofer Cassif tells Haaretz that police violently broke up a “quiet” protest of hundreds in Sheikh Jarrah against the eviction of Palestinian families there because one of the participants waved a Palestinian flag.

It is not illegal to wave a Palestinian flag in Israel, but police often use it as a pretext for breaking up protests, insisting that it can lead to unrest.

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