WEST BANK (Dispatches) –
Political Arab factions in the Israeli-occupied territories have staged a protest in the Arab city of Yafa against the Zionist regime’s plan to ethnically cleanse 1,400 Arabs from the city.
According to Wafa News Agency, the protesters held placards with slogans expressing rejection of the Zionist eviction plans under the Absentees’ Property Law of 1950.
Under the law, hundreds of indigenous Palestinian families could be evicted from their homes in favor of settlers.
The placards at the protest read: “Absentee property for indigenous residents, not for investors” and “uprooting inhabitants and Judaizing the city is a timebomb”.
Meanwhile, the protesters called for all Arabs in the occupied territories to stand against the Zionist eviction plans aimed at reinforcing the apartheid.
Most of Yafa’s Palestinian population was forced to flee the city during the 1948 Zionist occupation of historical Palestine, events that were later known as the Nakba.
However, a community of approximately 15,000 Palestinians are still present in their ancestral land.
They organize weekly protests against Zionist plans, with the aim of protecting their existence.
Meanwhile, Palestinian NGOs have raised their concerns over the Zionist plan to evict five Palestinian families from their homes in the Batn Al-Hawa neighborhood of occupied Al-Quds, Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported.
Zionist occupation authorities have been working to evict Palestinians from the neighborhood in favor of the Ateret Cohanim settler organization.