Arab residents of Lod held a massive protest, on Tuesday at night, in support of Abu Eid family that lost its seven homes after the Israeli Authorities demolished them four months ago.The protest was held in front of the Lod city Council. At least a 100 residents participated in the protest carrying signs that read “no to home demolitions”, “No to stripping human beings from their right to live in dignity”, and other signs calling for equal rights.

The Lod City Council has recently stepped-up its violations against Arab natives of the city by presenting and conducting plans that do not serve the needs and interests of the Arab citizens.

Arab areas in Israel are largely underdeveloped due to Israel’s policy that refrains from conducting development projects that would improve their economy and living conditions, while local authorities are reluctant about approving the construction of new homes and facilities for the Arabs population in the city.