Days of Palestine

Thursday, February 2

Racist Lieberman says Arab MKs ‘are war criminals’

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Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman accused lawmakers from Joint Arab List of being “war criminals” after proposing bill disclosing crimes of Israeli governments against Palestinians.

The Joint Arab List Introduced a no-confidence motions that criticise the war crimes of the crazy policy of the Israeli government against the Palestinians.

“The government is criminal.” member of the Joint Arab List MK Hanin Zoabi said. “The prime minister should be taken to the International Criminal Court at The Hague because he is a war criminal.”

She added: “In this country [Israel], evil is the name of the game. It is an accepted norm that has always characterised policy. Occupation is always forceful, violent, illegitimate and the basis for war crimes.”

Responding to the motion, Lieberman said: “Those who sit here are war criminals. The entire Joint Arab List are war criminals!”

Lieberman then accused members of the Joint Arab List of “taking advantage of the weaknesses and advantages of a democratic state to destroy us from within.”

On Sunday, Lieberman said that Israeli residents of the predominantly Arab area of Wadi Ara  and Um al-Fahm “do not belong in the state of Israel” and urged the Israeli public to boycott them.

He asked: “Are they citizens of Israel? Do I have to be the sucker that pays their social security? We are a bunch of suckers. We give them 14 billion shekels [$4 billion]. To me, they are not legitimate citizens.”

All five of the proposed no-confidence motions submitted by the Joint Arab List were rejected during the plenum session.