Gaza, 30 Jumadil Akhir 1436/19 April 2015 (MINA) – Hundreds of Palestinians with Israeli IDs took part in a massive Friday Prayer called for by the High Follow-up Committee for Arabs in the village of Dahmash, where the Israeli occupation has recently demolished five Palestinian houses.
Dahmash is located in the outskirts of the historic Palestinian city of Al-Lid (Lod), which was among the Palestinian cities occupied by Israel in 1948. The Israeli occupation demolishes houses in Dahmash and Al-Lid under the pretext of not having building licenses, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
Sheikh Raed Salah, the most prominent Arab leader in the occupied Palestine, led the prayer. He pledged that Arabs would rebuild all the facilities, including the houses demolished by the Israeli occupation.
Salah said that the Israeli occupation is aiming, throughout the demolition plans, to evacuate the occupied cities and villages from the Palestinian residents. “Despite the over than 60,000 Israeli demolition orders, we vow to rebuild everything Israel knocks down,” he said.
He called the Israeli demolition of the Arab houses a “racist policy” against Palestinians. He stressed that the issue of evacuating the Palestinians from the occupied Palestine is not related to a rightist or leftist Israeli government, “because all Israelis want Palestinians out of Palestine.”
“They need a land without people or nationality,” he said. “Both Israeli left and right wings are two faces for the same coin,” he added.
Sheikh Salah mentioned the issue of the Palestinian prisoners, reminding everyone that April 17 is International Prisoner Day and condemned the Israeli violations against them.
He also criticised the re-arrest of several freed Palestinian prisoners by the Israeli occupation.
In wake of the Friday Prayer, a massive demonstration was launched and wandered around the streets of Dahmash, condemning the Israeli demolition policy and hailing Palestinian persistence. (T/P002/P3)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)