“Hosanna” means “save us,” but Israeli soldiers descended on Palm Sunday worshipers anyway,
grabbing Palestinian flags out of their hands
in the middle of their holy procession.
Palestinian Christians protest Israeli permit regime during Palm Sunday procession. (Photo: ActiveStill.org)
From The Palestine Chronicle: Israeli soldiers attacked Palestinian Christians during the traditional Palm Sunday procession in Jerusalem, while they were celebrating by carrying palm fronds and chanting special hymns.
The army also banned marching Palestinian Christians from carrying the Palestinian flag, and attacked those who tried to raise it. However, several people from European countries were allowed to carry their countries’ flags.
Palm Sunday marks the start of the Holy Week that commemorates Jesus’ entrance in Jerusalem, his crucifixion and resurrection on Easter Sunday.