Right-wing activists today (Monday) called on their friends to arrive tonight in the Nablus Gate area of Jerusalem to protest the commissioner’s decision to cancel the flag march that was scheduled to take place this coming Thursday.
“Following the commissioner, they are coming to the parade,” reads a WhatsApp message that was widely circulated. “Tonight we will reach the Nablus Gate to protest the cancellation of the parade and the trampling of Israel’s national honor. We will meet at 18:00 at the Nablus Gate, bring Israeli flags. “
As stated, the commander of the Jerusalem district, Superintendent Doron Turgeman, decided today (Monday) not to approve the holding of the flag parade on Thursday and the organizers were asked to suggest an alternative date. In light of his decision, right-wing Knesset members attacked Commissioner General Kobi Shabtai, saying it was a surrender to “terrorism and Hamas threats.”