Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the flags march will take place as planned, while the Israeli Channel 13 reported that government ministers will participate in the march, which the Palestinians consider a deliberate provocation and aggression against occupied Jerusalem.
Netanyahu added, in statements he made during a meeting of the parliamentary bloc of his Likud party in the Knesset (parliament), that his government is working to "change the balance of deterrence."
He stressed that the march of the flags "will take place in its usual course and according to what is arranged for it," according to a video clip of the meeting that he posted on social media platforms.
The Israeli extreme right is organizing this march to commemorate the occupation of the eastern part of Jerusalem in 1967, which they call the day of the unification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli sovereignty over the city and the Jewish religious places in it.
The march is organized according to the Hebrew calendar, and is scheduled to take place this year on Thursday, corresponding to May 18. Large groups of fanatical Jews waving Israeli flags march through the Old City through Damascus Gate in occupied Jerusalem.
Israeli Channel 13 said that ministers in Netanyahu's government announced that they would participate in the march, namely National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir, Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich, Transportation Minister Miri Regev, and Negev Development Minister Isaac Wasserlov.
The channel added that the security establishment estimates that "the event will pass peacefully without firing rockets from the Gaza Strip."
She pointed out that the Israeli police plan to deploy two thousand of its members in the Al-Masirah area.
On the other hand, Israeli right-wing groups announced that they are seeking to mobilize 5,000 Israelis to storm Al-Aqsa Mosque on the same day.
This comes after reaching a cease-fire that ended the round of confrontation between the Israeli occupation and the Palestinian resistance factions, which began on the ninth of May and witnessed a series of assassinations of military leaders in the Islamic Jihad movement as part of what Tel Aviv called Operation "Protective Arrow", in When the Palestinian factions fired hundreds of rockets at Israeli cities and towns in what they called the "Revenge of the Free" battle.