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waving the Palestinian flag and blaring nationalist Irish music this looks like it could be a scene from the occupied west bank this rally is for members of Israel's twenty one percent Arab minority the Israeli tend to them is Israeli Arabs that many and now rejecting that label instead they're identifying as Palestinian with Israeli citizenship all simply Palestinian members came out of you feel I'm an Arab is radius tool Israel does not identify with the Arabs who live here so %HESITATION I don't identify with it the formula is very simple is a mutual feeling I don't feel a part of them and they don't feel the arts a part of them , this is a yearly gathering to mark the Nakba or catastrophe when Palestinians lament the loss of their homelands in the nineteen forty eight forty nine war the surrounded the creation of the modern Jewish state the event is a celebration of Palestinian identity that Arab lawmakers and academics say reflects a change in thinking over the decades some may say that many of the first two generations of Arabs imposed in nineteen forty eight Israel would too scared to discuss identity openly the younger generation is not , in the mix city of Haifa behind it Abby cautious taking part in a campaign calling on Arabs in Israel to boycotts anything from elections two Israeli products with you present yourself as a Palestinian or as a non Palestinian depends on whether you want to face discrimination in Israel there are people who accept being a so called field slave means they completely reject the idea of any good intention from the occupier therefore they present themselves as Palestinians and that there are people who just want to live also there is a change in the percentage the percentage of people presenting themselves as Palestinian of our really is very high despite all this though experts say most Israeli Arabs still value their Israeli citizenship and would oppose attempts to transfer them to Gaza or the west bank , it's hard for them to ignore all the trouble on the other side