Lod’s Growing Resistance to Ethnic Cleansing

Posted on April 01, 2011 by Marivel Guzman
Posted originally by Palestine Monitoron 31 March 2011

In commemoration of Land Day, over 1,500 people came out to the weekly demonstrations held in Lod to demand a halt to the persistent discrimination and repression of Palestinian citizens in Israel.

Photos by Lazar Simeonov,Marivel Guzman, and Elo B.

In attendance were Member of Knesset, Haneen Zoabi and al-Araqib resident, Sheikh Siyakh al-Turi. In addition, the Lod-originated hip-hop ensemble, DAM performed for the protest.

Lod Under Attack At present 3,000 demolition orders are currently issued against the Palestinian residents of the city of Lod. In what residents of city are calling a “calculated process of ethnic cleansing,” all Palestinian residents of Lod live in a constant state of fear that their home will be next on the chopping block.

Over the last year, resistance is growing in Lod. Watch this slideshow of its latest showing.

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