PLO Flags in Jerusalem, Hevron

PA shows its cards as PLO flags are waved in a Jewish neighborhood of Hevron and on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem while negotiations continue.

Maayana Miskin, | updated: 06:44

PLO flag in Hevron
PLO flag in Hevron
David Wilder

As negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority are to continue on Tuesday, PA Arabs in Jerusalem and Hevron demonstrated their demand for control of the land by waving PLO flags. The flags were waved in a Jewish neighborhood of Hevron and on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, the most holy place on earth according to Jewish tradition.

A PLO flag hung from the Al-Aksa Mosque on the Temple Mount for more than a day, in violation of a law that prohibits the display of flags or other symbols associated with a terrorist organization. Jews are not allowed to pray on the Mount when visiting it. Police managed to remove the banner early on Sunday morning.

In Hevron, PA Arabs were allowed to hold a march in a largely Jewish part of the city. While the IDF generally attempts to separate the Jewish and Arab populations in order to reduce conflict, in this case organizers said they had received IDF permission to go ahead with the rally.

Participants beat drums and waved PLO flags.

Filmed by David Wilder, Hevron

On Sunday, Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) head Yuval Diskin warned ministers to expect more terrorist activity as Israel-PA talks continue. Hamas will make “every effort” to thwart talks, he said.