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Thousands protest 'Jewish State' law in Tel Aviv

22:40 12-08-2018
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Thousands of Arab Israelis on Saturday protested against the controversial "Jewish State" law at Rabin square in Israeli capital Tel Aviv, Anadolu Agency reports.

The High Follow-Up Committee for Arab Citizens, which represents Palestinians living in Israel, called for the march in response to the approval of the law by the Israeli parliament (Knesset) last month.

The march was attended by several Palestinian figures, including former MP Mohammad Barakeh, the chairman of the High Follow-up Committee for Arab Affairs, MP Jamal Zahalka, MP Masoud Ghanaim, and Chairman of the National Council of Arab Community Leaders Eva Illouz.

“Yes for equality” and “No for the [Jewish] National law” were among the slogans read on banners waved by protesters who also raised the Palestinian flags.

"The basis of the demonstration today is to direct a powerful message that the national law will be abolished,” Ghanaim told the protesters.

"This law which establishes an apartheid regime in Israel will be abolished and we will prevail," he said.