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Report: Despite widely documented assaults on Palestinians, just 2 Flag March participants arrested

Israeli youths march through the Muslim Quarter in Jerusalem's Old City on May 28, 2022, on the eve of the Jerusalem Day flag parade. (Screenshot/Twitter)
Israeli youths march through the Muslim Quarter in Jerusalem's Old City on May 28, 2022, on the eve of the Jerusalem Day flag parade. (Screenshot/Twitter)

Dozens of videos from Sunday’s Jerusalem Day Flag March showed participants beating and harassing Palestinian onlookers.

Police carried out 60 arrests during the march but just two of the suspects brought in were Jews, Haaretz reports. The footage shows religious-nationalist participants hurling stones, vandalizing and stealing Palestinian property and shouting racist and inciting chants.

The clips also caught several participants pepper-spraying Palestinian onlookers. Many of the videos uploaded to social media showed the faces of the Jewish suspects, but police have yet to carry out widespread arrests.

The only two suspects who were arrested were ones who allegedly beat a Palestinian journalist in Sheikh Jarrah.

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