Officials warn Flag Parade on day of city's reunification could escalate and exacerbate tensions

As tensions continue to ratchet up in East Jerusalem, officials are considering placing restrictions on Jerusalem Day events or canceling them entirely. 

According to The Times of Israel (TOI), the escalating situation meant that police were holding assessments every few hours to leave all options open before the commemorations begin at nightfall Sunday. 

Additionally, security officials have warned the cabinet that the Flag Parade on Monday could lead to further outbreaks of violence.

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Amos Gilad, a former head of Military Intelligence told Army radio that the march should be cancelled this year in light of the growing tensions.

"I would eliminate anything that creates friction. Jerusalem is currently a powder keg that could explode." Read more at i24