Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Israel's Arab Housing Crisis

י' לחודש השני תשע״ה
Ha'Aretz: Thousands protest Arab housing crisis in Tel Aviv rallyOrganizers say that holding the rally in Tel Aviv signals that the Arab population is not giving up on its citizenship. 
By Jack Khoury | Apr. 28, 2015 
Several thousand people, mostly Arab citizens, gathered in Tel Aviv’s Rabin square on Tuesday afternoon to protest housing shortages and the policy of house demolitions in Arab communities across the country, from ‘the triangle’ in central Israel to the Negev, the Galilee and in mixed cities. The protest was held under the slogan “Fighting for our homes.” (cont.)
Esser Agaroth (2¢):
Not giving up on its citizenship?

Then I have a few questions for these "Arab Israeli citizens:"

Arab Housing Protest, Rabin Square, Tel-Aviv
April 28, 2015
1. Why is the PLO flag being flown at this protest, and not the Israeli one?

2. Why were chants of “With blood and fire we will redeem Palestine!” heard at the protest? (Arutz 7)

3. Why didn't the Arab local councils, "who have been trying to resolve the issue of master plans for many years," enforce Israeli law, by allowing structures to be built without building permits?

4. Would these "Arab Israeli citizens" support the Israeli Government's policy decisions to grant permits to building in Yehudah and Shomron (Judea and Samaria)?
“A family which loses its home, built on its own private land, is shattered.”
-MK Ayman Odeh (Joint Arab List)
5. Would these "Arab Israeli citizens" join in the protests against the demolition of Jewish homes, some having stood for as many as 13 years already, and which were built with permits?

And one final question for the Ha'Aretz news daily:

Why weren't any of these questions answered, or even asked in the above report?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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