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Arab Israelis in Haifa, Nazareth hold marches in support of Jerusalem

Arab Israelis in northern Israel are demonstrating against Israeli policies in Jerusalem, including Israeli forces’ storming of the al-Aqsa Mosque to subdue a riot and the pending eviction of Palestinian families in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah.

In Haifa, what appear to be hundreds of Arab Israelis march through the city’s downtown, chanting slogans. The participants sing “My Homeland,” an unofficial pan-Arab anthem.

“From Sheikh Jarrah to Silwan, we want to end settlements,” demonstrators chant.

Hundreds of Arab Israelis also demonstrate in Nazareth, waving Palestinian flags, as they march down the city’s main thoroughfare.

“With spirit and blood we shall redeem you, O Aqsa!” some protesters chanted.

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