A group of Palestinian citizens held Friday, November 26, 2022 a protest in the occupied city of Yafa against an Israeli plan to ethnically cleanse 1,400 indigenous Arab citizens from the city.
The Palestinian protesters raised placards with slogans expressing rejection of the Israeli eviction plans under the Absentees’ Property Law of 1950.
Under this law, hundreds of indigenous Palestinian families could be evicted from their homes in favor of Israeli settlers.
Most of Yafa’s Palestinian population were forced to leave the city during the 1948 ensuing ethnic cleansing of more than 600,000 Palestinians by invading Zionist militias.
However, a community of approximately 15,000 Palestinians, are still present in their ancestral land.They organise weekly protests against Israeli plans, with the aim of protecting their existence.