Head of the Higher Arab Monitoring Committee in Israel and former member of Knesset Mohammad Barakeh said in a public address that was aired on Palestine TV on November 26, 2021 that Jaffa, Haifa, Acre, Lod, and Ramla came to the aid of Jerusalem in the recent May "Intifada." He said that these cities were the center of the clashes with the "Zionist oppression forces," even though the Zionists wrote them off. However, Barakeh, stated, these cities were part of Palestine in the past and will be part of Palestine once again.
Mohammad Barakeh: "Jerusalem has some dear sisters: Jaffa, Haifa, Acre, Lod, and Ramla. Just a few months ago, last May, at the time of the last Intifada – look at the center of the confrontation with the Zionist oppression forces. It was particularly in these cities – the cities that they tries to write off, to distort their image, and erase them from the map of Palestine – these cities rose up and said: 'Palestine is here, it was called Palestine in the past, and it is called Palestine once again.'"