Palestinians rallied and observed the Friday khutba (sermon) and prayer in the Negev village of Umm al-Hiran, whose residents are threatened with displacement in order to build a Jewish-only town.
The event was organized by the High Follow-Up Committee for Arab citizens of Israel as part of activities intended to mark the 41st Land Day.
Israel’s escalating crimes against the Palestinians, including its persistence in seizing more lands, razing homes and killing citizens extrajudicially and enacting racist laws like the anti-Adhan legislation bill and the mass demolition of Arab homes were strongly denounced in khutba .
Umm al-Hiran is a Bedouin village located in the Wadi Atir area of the Negev desert in southern Israel. Located near Hura, the village was established in 1956.