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Palestinians hold a vigil in Tayibe against home demolitions by Israel

NAZARETH, Saturday, December 10, 2022 (WAFA) – Scores of Palestinians demonstrated today in the Arab city of Tayibe in protest of the Israeli policy of home demolitions targeting the indigenous Palestinian-Arab communities in the country.

The participants waved banners denouncing Israel’s demolition of homes and the discrimination faced by Arab Palestinians in the territory.

The vigil was called for in the aftermath of Israel’s demolition last week of a house and an animal farm belonging to local Palestinian citizens.

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.

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