and Independence Day have already been and gone this year, but black flags "mourning" the founding of the state of Israel remain aloft in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood.
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sect first hung the flags above an apartment building in Geula's Shabbat Square to protest Independence Day celebrations.
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Despite the fact that more than two weeks have past since the festivities, the flags are still flying, and residents say that they were initially unfurled to remain in place until Jerusalem Day
(May 20), which marks the reunification of Jerusalem in the Six Day War.