Occupied Jerusalem, ALRAY - In what it describes as "preventive measures" ahead of an upcoming settler march in the occupied Jerusalem, the Israeli occupation forces have initiated a campaign of arrests and issued numerous eviction orders in Jerusalem on Tuesday.
Security apparatuses of the Israeli occupation have raised their alert levels and mobilized their forces. Officials in the Israeli security agencies, as well as ministers in the Israeli occupation government, particularly Israeli Minister of national security Itamar Ben Gvir, have warned against "irresponsible statements that could inflame the situation on the ground."
Israeli occupation police have detained 15 Palestinians from Jerusalem and issued approximately 37 eviction orders in preparation for the settler march, during which participants carry Israeli flags and pass through the "Bab al-Amoud" (Damascus) Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City in occupied Jerusalem.
Israeli security agencies claim to have received warnings or alerts regarding the possibility of Palestinians carrying out operations in relation to the "Flag March."
Around 3,000 Israeli police officers are expected to participate in securing the settler march, which takes place annually on the Hebrew calendar anniversary of the occupation of East Jerusalem, in anticipation of expected Palestinian protests.
It is worth mentioning that this year's Israeli Flag March is scheduled to be held on Thursday, May 18th, starting from the "Bab al-Amoud" neighborhood and continuing to the "Hari al-Magharbeh" neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem, according to Hebrew media sources.