Love | Peace American envoy George Mitchell is in Israel, where extreme rightists Itamar Ben Gvir and Baruch Marzel, marched from the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City to the center of Silwan, protesting what they termed “illegal construction” in the area. The illegal construction they protest is the building of Palestinian homes without city permits.
“We’ve proven to Netanyahu, Obama and Mitchell that we’re the bosses in Jerusalem,” said Ben Gvir during the march. Interviewed prior to the event Ben Gvir said “There is no doubt that the fact that Mitchell is in the area only pushes us to try harder.”
“It seems to me that the man sitting in the prime minister’s chair is a little confused,” he continued. “Netanyahu is acting like he is an employee working for Obama or Mitchell. It began with the settlement construction freeze that he caved on, and today he says that it is a provocation for us to carry Israeli flags several hundred meters from the Western Wall. What will he say tomorrow? That Obama and Mitchell asked to remove the flag or change the national anthem and he’ll do that too?” via Haaretz