Itamar Ben Gvir just banned the Palestinian flag

Right-wing politician Itamar Ben Gvir at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, June 2021. (Photo: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)On January 9, the Israeli Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben Gvir, banned the display of the Palestinian flag in all public spaces.  This order is one in a recent string of escalating attacks on Palestinians by the newly formed ultra-rightwing Israeli government. “It’s erasure and a form of criminalizing every act of Palestinian resistance and identity,” Linda Tabar, a Palestinian professor of international relations at the University of Sussex told Mondoweiss. “It’s a form of trying to negate Palestinian life,” Tabar said, “they’re suffocating us.” Source

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