Top Jerusalem cop says no decision on whether to allow nationalist ‘flag march’ until morning

Jerusalem Police District Commander Doron Turgeman says a final decision on whether to change the route of the Jerusalem Day “flag march” through the Old City will not be made until a situational assessment tomorrow morning.

In a briefing ahead of Jerusalem Day, which begins this evening, Turgeman also says a decision on whether to allow Jews on the Temple Mount will be made tomorrow.

“We’re prepared for any scenario,” he is quoted as saying by the Ynet news site.

Jerusalem Day, which marks Israel’s conquest of the city from Jordan in the 1967 Six Day War, is mostly celebrated by national religious Jews.

Concerns have been raised that this year’s celebrations could further fuel violence in Jerusalem, which seen major clashes in recent days on the Temple Mount and nearby Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood.

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