The residents of the Arab town of Umm al-Fahm is on alert ahead of a planned march by far-right nationalists scheduled on Tuesday next week. The march has been delayed by courts and police for months, but today the Israeli police has given a go-ahead to far-right leaders Itamar Ben-Gvir and Baruch Marzel (both parliamentary advisors to the National Union party).
Umm al-Fahm residents, seeing the planned march as a conscious provocation against the Arab community, have pledged to resist the attempts to enter the streets of the city and form a human blockade. The National Democratic Alliance (Balad) chairman Jamal Zahalka has stated that "...we are preparing to prevent Kahane's successor from entering the town. They're coming to send a fascist and racist message. It's only natural that Umm al-Fahm residents will protest and protect themselves and their town."
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This blog came about spontaneously (titled 'Gaza Peace n' Freedom') in the midst of the January 2009 Gaza Massacre, seeking to present links, photos and videos of a fraction of the multitude of protests occuring around the world with the objective of letting the people of Gaza know that they are not alone, letting the Israeli warmongers know that their crimes will not be forgotten.