For Palestinians, US embassy move cements occupation status quo | Israel News | Al Jazeera

Israeli forces heavily restricted Palestinians' access to Jerusalem's Old City [Ammar Awad/Reuters]

Occupied East Jerusalem – Tens of thousands of Jewish settlers, surrounded by police protection, have marched around the Old City, celebrating Jerusalem Day on the eve of the US embassy move from Tel Aviv.

The annual event, which commemorates the Israeli annexation of occupied East Jerusalem in 1967, is regarded by the city’s Palestinian population as a deliberate provocation.

Past events have seen Palestinian-owned stores smashed up and Palestinian counter-protests being viciously suppressed by Israeli police.

via For Palestinians, US embassy move cements occupation status quo | Israel News | Al Jazeera

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