Flag-waving right wingers provoke crowds by yelling ‘Death to Arabs’

THOUSANDS of Jewish nationalists, some of them chanting “Death to Arabs” and other racist slogans, paraded through the main Palestinian area in Jerusalem’s Old City, causing new friction between Jews and Palestinians in the tense city.

The marchers, who were overwhelmingly male Orthodox teens and young men, were celebrating Jerusalem Day which marks Israel’s capture of the Old City 56 years ago.

The Palestinians see the event as a provocation.

Two years ago, the parade helped fuel an 11-day war between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

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