Lod Demolition 311.
(photo credit: Ben Hartman)
Some sixty people pitched a protest tent outside of Lod’s municipality on
Wednesday and declared they’d stay there until a solution was found for a local
Seven homes belonging to approximately 70 members of
the Abu-Id family were demolished last December at the order of the Israel Lands
Authority (ILA), as the structures were found to be illegal.
no viable solution has been found for the family, explained Miryam Wijler, an
activist with the Tarabut- Hithabrut Arab-Jewish movement for social and
Foundations were recently laid by the family for one
caravan, for which the ILA issued a demolition order a few weeks ago. On
Wednesday, officials accompanied by police took apart the concrete surface. In a
scuffle that ensued at the site, three family members were lightly wounded and a
few family members were arrested, including minors, Wijler said.
same time, family members and activists settled in the complex of the Lod
municipality and pitched a tent. Abed Shechade, who is spending the night there,
said that they will stay there until the city offers the family a real
“They have nowhere else to go,” he said, adding that they are
afraid police will evacuate them over the course of the night.