Security tight as Israelis mark 1967 capture of east Jerusalem

Israelis gather at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's old city on June 5, 2016 with their national flags as they celebrate the Jerusalem day which marks Israel's 1967 seizure of the Palestinian-dominated eastern half of JerusalemIsraeli police deployed in large numbers in Jerusalem on Sunday for an annual march marking the country’s 1967 seizure of the Palestinian-dominated eastern half of the city. This year’s march came as Muslims prepare to begin observing the fasting month of Ramadan, when many Palestinians visit the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City. “We have more than 2,000 police just for the Jerusalem Day events,” Israeli police spokesman Asi Aharoni said ahead of the march.

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