Israeli Arabs Demonstrate against Land Seizures near Lake Tiberius

Published July 8th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

More than 1,000 Israeli Arabs demonstrated Saturday against the seizure of land belonging to the village of Ein Mahal, near Nazareth near Lake of Tiberius, witnesses reported. 

The demonstrators, who included several Arab members of the Israeli parliament, were protesting at the confiscation of 180 hectares (450 acres) of land, which they said was to be used to expand the Jewish areas of the town of Nazareth-Elith. 

The demonstration ended with a sit-in at a tent erected by the protestors on the land in question - OCCUPIED JERUSALEM (AFP) 

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