Days of Palestine

Thursday, June 1

Israeli Lawmaker Wishes Palestinians ‘Disappear’

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Days of Palestine – Ramallah

An Israeli occupier lawmaker came under fire on Tuesday for saying that if he could push a button to make all Palestinians disappear, he would.

Deputy Religious Services of the Israeli occupation Minister Matan Kahana made the remarks to high school students in a West Bank settlement.

“If there was a sort of button you could push that would make all the Arabs disappear, send them on an express train to Switzerland,” he said, “I would press that button.”

Kahana is a part of Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s extremest Yamina party which anchors a coalition of eight parties.

The threat of forcible displacement is a sensitive subject for Palestinians, who were forced to flee their homes after the establishment of the Isreali occupation over the year of the Nakba . A second uprooting occurred during the 1967 Mideast war.