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Hundreds rally in Deir Hanna against Israeli police complicity in criminality

Hundreds rally in Deir Hanna against Israeli police complicity in criminality

DEIR HANNA, Sunday, October 17, 2021 (WAFA) – Hundreds of Palestinian protesters took part in a central rally yesterday in the town of Deir Hanna, in the north of the Palestinian territories occupied since 1948, to express their resentment over Israeli police complicity in the ongoing crime wave and collaboration with outlaws.

The crowd rallied at the Land Day Square in Deir Hanna and marched towards a funeral house in the town held for a Palestinian young man who had been killed in a recent crime. Another two Palestinians were also reportedly injured in the same incident.

Among the protesters were mayors of Arab communities, members of Arab factions and representatives of the civil society.

Over the past few months, Palestinians across Israel have held protests to express their fury over police complicity and collaboration with outlaws, who thus far this year have killed 88 people across Arab-majority communities.

Palestinians in today's Israel are those who stayed in their land following the creation of the occupying state in 1948 and their descendants. They make up about 20 percent of the country's nine million people.

By law, their rights are equal to those of Jewish citizens. But in practice they suffer discrimination in employment, housing, policing and other essentials.

Palestinians have long accused the Israeli police of turning a blind eye to gun violence among Arab Israelis and even complicity with criminal gangs.

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