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The Inhumanity of Israeli Settler-Colonialism

On June 15, 2021, Israeli far-right nationalists took part in a flag-waving march through occupied East Jerusalem. The so-called March of the Flags beats the drums of colonialism – it is an open celebration of the anniversary of Israel’s 1967 occupation of the city’s eastern part. The Israeli government decided shortly after the end of the 1967 war to annex East Jerusalem into the State of Israel. Israel had already violated a 1949 UN decision to internationalize Jerusalem by moving its governmental offices from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

In June 1967, this was an official and de jure annexation, accompanied by the expulsion of Palestinians in the Old City and the expropriation of private land around the region. Israel’s annexation of East Jerusalem and the consequent declaration of a "unified Jerusalem" as the "Jewish capital" of Israel prompted Security Council condemnation in Resolution 478 (1980) as a form of territorial acquisition by force. It is evident that the March of the Flags is patently unacceptable and illegitimate because it expresses support for a colonial endeavor which is both dehumanizing and illegal.