Marchers reject police suggestion that they parade through Jewish Quarter

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

Organizers of the Old City flag march have been given the option of continuing their march through the Jaffa Gate and to the Western Wall via the Jewish Quarter, but have refused the route, police confirm to ToI.

A relatively small phalanx of several dozen police are still working to keep the thousand or so marchers from reaching Damascus Gate and the Muslim Quarter.

At Damascus Gate, which is the center of Jerusalem Palestinian life, especially during Ramadan, things are calmer, but some Palestinian youths are gathering there in order to oppose the march, should it reach the area.

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