Terror groups threaten to respond to ‘settler thuggery’ during Flag March

Al-Mayadeen, a Lebanese network close to the Hamas and Hezbollah terror groups, reports that Palestinian groups are not ruling out a “response” from Gaza should there be “provocations” during Sunday’s Flag March in Jerusalem.

“The response to the provocations will be from all the arenas, including Gaza,” Al-Mayadeen reports the terror groups informed Egyptian and international mediators.

Israeli networks reported Tuesday that Israel had sent a message to the groups via the mediators hoping for calm but threatening to strike Gaza if violence breaks out.

The Flag March — a procession of religious nationalists through Jerusalem’s Old City — is set to be held Sunday evening.

Hamas fired rockets at the Jerusalem area last year during the march, which is held in honor of Israel’s 1967 capture of East Jerusalem.

This year’s procession is set to be carried out amidst high tension between Israel and the Palestinians. Israel Police said on Wednesday that 3,000 officers would deploy to secure the march.

“The resistance informed mediators that it will not allow settler thuggery in Jerusalem,” the agency says.

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