Minister of National Security Itamar Ben Gabir said this morning (Wednesday) at the beginning of a special assessment of the situation ahead of the events of Jerusalem Day and the flag dance tomorrow: “Tomorrow, with God’s help, we will celebrate Jerusalem Day – our eternal capital, Jerusalem our beloved, Jerusalem the city that is connected to it together, Jerusalem from the sixth of our lives and we are here in assessment A situation in order to prepare in the best possible way and to summarize what you, the Chief of Staff, the district commander and all the police forces, are organizing.”
He also added: “The minister’s policy is very clear on this day. It’s a holiday, the policy is to allow complete freedom of movement for Jews throughout Jerusalem, all threats of terrorism, all threats of bullying, all threats of provocation of one kind or another should end one hour before. We immediately We will talk about the deployment and we will get a picture of the situation. God willing, the Jerusalem police proves itself time and time again and I pray and hope that it will continue to be so tomorrow and throughout the entire year. At least from what I read this morning, there is no doubt that there will be those who will try to disrupt the joy and I have no doubt, Mr. Stand there resolutely, firmly, together with the Commissioner and the Commissioner.”
Ben Gvir emphasized: “Unambiguously, a flag parade, a holiday parade, the ascension of Jews to the Temple Mount, without anyone thinking that it is possible to threaten them or harm them and above all, a message to the whole world, the Israel Police are guarding Jerusalem, we have posted guards in Jerusalem and with the help of Hashem Jerusalem It will be painted tomorrow in blue and white colors, holiday colors, with great joy and the police will allow all the processions, events, and the spectacular and exciting spectacle of hundreds of thousands marching towards the Western Wall, the Temple Mount will come and swear allegiance to Jerusalem.”
More than 2,500 police officers, security forces and volunteers, in addition to the police officers currently operating throughout Jerusalem, will secure the events of the Jerusalem Day celebrations, which will be spread over two days this year, and especially the flag march, which will actually be two simultaneous marches – one through the Nablus Gate, and the other Jaffa Gate Road.
Jerusalem District Commander Doron Turgeman approved the security plan to hold the events and maintain public safety. The forces will act in a targeted manner to secure the events, centered on the flag march, “White Night” events and state ceremonies at the monuments. The flag march planned for the next day will take place on the same route as last year, from the center of the capital to the Western Wall, through the gates of the old city and its alleys.
At the Likud faction meeting held this week, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that the parade of flags in Jerusalem “will take place as usual, according to its course and route”, this in the shadow of the threats of the terrorist organizations to try to harm its existence.