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Israel marks 'unification' of Jerusalem with parade

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About 45,000 Israelis marched on Sunday across amid high tensions to mark Israel's 1967 capture of East

The annual parade, known as the "Flag March," was held under heavy police security a day before the US was expected to move its embassy to Jerusalem, reports

The marchers, mainly ultranationalist religious Jewish youths, waved Israeli flags and blew horns as they passed through the Old City's Muslim Quarter en-route to the

The parade is the main event of the "Day," an annual commemoration of the "reunification" of Jerusalem.

seized East Jerusalem in the 1967 Mideast War, along with the rest of the and the

It later annexed East Jerusalem and declared it as part of its "eternal and indivisible capital," in a move that has never been recognised by the community.

Palestinians, who make up more than one third of the city's overall population, consider East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.



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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 06:32 IST