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  3/24/2009, Adar 28, 5769

Umm el-Fahm March Ben Gvir: Historic, Marzel: Peaceful


Jewish National Front leader Baruch Marzel said on Tuesday morning that a march by 100 Jewish nationalists through side streets of the Arab city of Umm el-Fahm would run peacefully as planned. He spoke to Arutz 7 en route to the march.

Colleague Itamar Ben-Gvir called the trip an historic one and said, "We hope very much that the police won't cave in" to (threats of) Arab violence and would allow the nationalists to march as they had allowed other controversial marches to take place. Those marches included processions by Arabs and left-wing activists in Jewish parts of Hevron, a demonstration by the leftist Meretz party on predominantly hareidi-religious Bar-Ilan Street in Jerusalem and a homosexual pride parade in the capital.

He also called it a test for the State and for the media covering the event.

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