Thousands of Palestinian protesters took part in a central rally today in the city of Tamra, north of Israeli-occupied historical Palestine, to express their resentment over Israeli police complicity in the ongoing crime wave and collaboration with outlaws.
The crowds rallied at the Clock Square in the city and marched towards adjacent Route 70 and blocked it to the traffic in both directions for some time.
Among the protesters were mayors of Arab communities, Arab MPs, members of Arab factions and representatives of the civil society.
Yesterday, thousands of Palestinians took part in smaller rallies at many cities and towns in the occupied land to express their fury over police complicity and collaboration with outlaws, who thus far this year have killed 12 people across Arab-majority communities.
One of the rallies in Umm al-Fahm saw hundreds of protesters demonstrating outside Israeli Police station in the city and chanting slogans that condemned the police for their involvement in the crime wave.
The protesters chanted "Police out!" and demanded action against violence and criminality in Arab-majority areas of Israeli-occupied historical Palestine.
Another smaller protest in the central city of Tayibe saw protesters blocking a main road outside the city with burnt tires and clashing with Israeli police cops.
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.
Palestinians have long accused the Israeli police of turning a blind eye to gun violence among Arab Israelis and even complicity with criminal gangs.
06/02/2021 05:37 pm