Demonstrators have burnt photos of Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman as they marked Land Day in Israel’s southern city of Lod.
"It’s because he’s the most racist person in Israel, we can’t stand the sight of him and he’ll be well advised to stay away from our communities," Ynet quoted an unnamed protester as explaining.
Some 1,500 people took part in Tuesday night’s protest, which had been organized by popular committees in Lod, Ramle, Jaffa, the village of Dahmash, the Khutwa organization and the Higher Arab Monitoring Committee.
The demonstrators raised Palestinian flags and carried signs reading "Enough with the Ethnic Cleansing" during the event.
Among the protesters were Knesset members Hanin Zoabi, Ahmad Tibi, Mohammad Barakeh, Afu Aghbaria and Hanna Swaid.
"There is a plan to destroy Arab neighborhoods and replace them with buildings for Jews. That is why we must support the residents of Lod, to keep them on their lands and stand up to the policy of destruction." MK Talab al-Sana said.
"Land for us is identity, existence, survival and our future. It is very important to preserve this."
On Land Day, which is marked on March 30, Israel’s Arab citizens protest the occupation of their lands by the Tel Aviv regime.
The day marks the anniversary of six Palestinian deaths by the Israeli army during a general strike organized against the illegal confiscations of their properties.