Smotrich slams Gantz over call to cancel Flag March

Religious Zionism party leader MK Bezalel Smotrich on Sunday slammed Defense Minister Benny Gantz after the latter called for a suspension of an Israeli nationalist parade in Jerusalem, dubbed the Flag March, amid concerns it may stoke tensions with Palestinians in the capital.

“We didn’t wait for 2,000 years for a Jewish, independent and sovereign state just to have a cowardly defense minister who has publicly capitulated to Hamas’ terrorist threats (and in fact invites more threats and more terrorism), and seeks to prevent Jews from marching with Israeli flags in the Holy City of Jerusalem and the unified capital,” Smotrich wrote on Twitter.

“I expect Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Public Security Minister Amir Ohana to announce that the march will take place.”

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