In the evening of 26 December in Afula, a demonstration of local residents protesting against the construction of the Arab quarter in the city. The protest was attended by about 500 people.
Demonstrators said that they are defending the character of the city and required to give preference in tenders for building residents, young people and demobilized soldiers, told the radio station «Sieves Beth».
As previously reported, in July published a tender for the development of 27 plots under 45 housing units in the area of Afula Illit. On the tender there were more than 300 applications. Won the Arab family, who offered the highest prices.
Opponents of the implementation of these tenders are afraid that the construction will be lost to the Jewish character of the city, and Afula will become a city with a mixed population.