Israeli party leader threatens to banish Palestinians from lands occupied in 1948
|Sunday, August 20,2006 00:00|
Avigdor Lieberman, the leader of the Israeli Beiteinu party, launched a new racial campaign Friday in which he threatened to banish Palestinians from their lands, which were occupied in 1948, if they continue loyalty to their Arab identity and link their fate to that of the Palestinian people in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
In an article titled "loyalty limits" in the "Yedioth Ahronoth" website, Lieberman charged that the Palestinians’ loyalty to their Arab identity springs from their desire to destroy the "state of Israel", and they support Hizbullah and Hamas while they are treated in Israeli hospitals and get insurance coverage from Israel.
Lieberman unveiled that he is about to table a resolution at the Israeli parliament that obliges holders of the blue IDs to swear allegiance to Israel as a "Jewish state" and to serve in the Israeli army or to indulge in other services.
He will also propose another resolution that expels any parliament deputy who disapproves of Israel as a "Jewish state".