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For Palestinians, US embassy move cements occupation status quo

Controversial relocation won't change 'Palestinians' will', Jerusalem residents say, amid call for large-scale protests.

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Israeli forces heavily restricted Palestinians' access to Jerusalem's Old City [Ammar Awad/Reuters]

Occupied East Jerusalem – Tens of thousands of Jewish settlers, surrounded by police protection, have marched around the Old City, celebrating Jerusalem Day on the eve of the US embassy move from Tel Aviv.

The annual event, which commemorates the Israeli annexation of occupied East Jerusalem in 1967, is regarded by the city’s Palestinian population as a deliberate provocation.


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Past events have seen Palestinian-owned stores smashed up and Palestinian counter-protests being viciously suppressed by Israeli police.

Like in previous years, road closures and barricades were set up on Sunday to heavily restrict Palestinians from accessing the road leading to Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City.

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