TAYYIBE, Saturday, November 12, 2022 (WAFA) – Scores of Palestinians took to the streets today in the Palestinian city of Tayibe in central Israel in protest of the Israeli policy of home demolitions targeting the native Palestinian population in the country.
The protests broke out after a local Palestinian resident, Diaa Jaber, was notified that his home would be demolished soon by the Israeli authorities.
The protesters blocked the main road in the city to express their rejection of the Israeli policy, under which dozens of homes and structures in the city are at risk of demolition.
They chanted slogans and raised banners reading ‘demolition of Arabs’ homes won’t go on’, and ‘no to the demolition policy’.
Israeli police forces reportedly clamped down on the protesters in an attempt to disperse them, witnesses said.
Arabs in today's Israel are Palestinians who stayed on 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.