QALANSAWE, Saturday, June 10, 2023 (WAFA) – Scores of Palestinians took to the streets today in the Palestinian city of Qalansawe in the 1948-occupied territories in protest of the Israeli policy of home demolitions targeting the native Palestinian population in the country.
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 and elsewhere across the occupied territories are at risk of demolition.
They chanted slogans and raised banners denouncing the unfair Israeli planning and construction policies which favor the Israeli Jewish population against the indigenous Palestinian community.
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.