Israel said to appeal to Hamas for calm ahead of tense flag parade in Jerusalem

Palestinians wave flags and shout slogans as Muslim worshipers attend the last first Friday prayers of the holy month of Ramadan, at the Al Aqsa Mosque Compound in Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, April 29, 2022. Photo by Jamal Awad/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** רמדאן אל אקצה פלשתינים מוסלמים הר הבית הר בית שישי תפילות שישי מפגינים דגלי חמאס

Assessment: Jerusalem reportedly sends messages to terror group via middlemen in Egypt and Qatar, warning that it is ready to strike Gaza should rocket fire target march again …

This year’s annual nationalistic Jerusalem Day “Flag March” will take place on Sunday.

The parade’s route is fraught, with opponents seeing its procession through the Old City’s Muslim Quarter as a provocation, and supporters seeing it as an expression of Israel’s sovereignty over Jerusalem.

“Remember what Amalek did to you on the way as you were coming out of Egypt” Deut. 25:17

Jewish men dance with Israeli flags during the March of Flags near Jerusalem's Old City, June 15, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Israel has argued in its messaging to Hamas that the route of the march is the same as it has been for years and should not be taken as a casus belli, the network reported.

It also warned that if Hamas shoots rockets or allows other groups to do so, Israel will be ready to hit back at the Gaza Strip, where the terror group is based.

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