Due to the publicity regarding the planned march between the Israeli communities of Kadumim and Shavei Shomron in the West Bank on Independence Day, Wednesday, May 7, 2003, the IDF Spokesperson’s Office wishes to clarify that the march has not been authorized by the security forces. As such, the march will not be permitted in the above-mentioned areas.

The security forces intend to prevent the march from taking place in these areas for security reasons.