Hundreds of Palestinians today took part in a mass rally in response to calls made by extremist settler groups to hold flag marches across the occupied West Bank to mark Israel's capture and subsequent occupation of East Jerusalem in 1967 Six-Day War.
The secretary of the Fatah movement in Tubas and the Jordan Valley, Mahmoud Sawafta, said hundreds of Palestinians marched in Ein al-Hilwah area in the northern Jordan Valley to protest settlers’ flag marches.
He said that a large number of Palestinians were unable to participate in the rally due to Israel’s closure of Tayaseer military checkpoint and the erection of a flying military checkpoint earlier today at the conjunction of Ein al-Hilwah to prevent Palestinians from participating in the rally.
The official stressed that the rally aims to deliver a message to the Israeli occupation and its settlers who are trying to impose a fait accompli on the ground that the Jordan Valley is a Palestinian land.