Palestinian Cabinet: Fundamental rights are not for bargaining

Palestinian cabinet meeting

PNN/ Ramallah/

The Palestinian Cabinet during its weekly meeting on Tuesday reiterated full support to the speech of President Abbas at the United Nations, upholds the decision of the Palestinian leadership to appeal to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), and reviews the outcomes of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC) meeting.

The Palestinian Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Dr. Rami Al- Hamdallah reiterated its full support to President Mahmoud Abbas speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) and considered it a comprehensive speech that highlighted the core elements of the International Law, UN resolutions protecting Palestinian rights and the Arab peace initiative.

In addition, it stressed that the Palestinian fundamental rights are not open to bargaining, primarily the right to self-determination and the establishment of an independent State of Palestine on 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital, and the importance of finding a complete solution to the refugees’ issue based on UNGA Resolution No. 194.

The cabinet also announced to mobilize support for endorsing the initiative of President Abbas to hold an international peace conference this year, with the formation of a multilateral international mechanism to solve all permanent status issues and restore hopes for peace, and reaffirmed its total support to the Palestinian leadership efforts in submitting a new appeal to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding the Trump administration decision to move its embassy from “Tel Aviv” to occupied Jerusalem in a direct violation to the International Law and globally recognized agreements.

The cabinet welcomed the decision of the Group of 77, which represents 134 member countries at the United Nations, to endorse President Mahmoud Abbas and the State of Palestine to chair the Group in 2019. The Cabinet announced that the Palestinian Government would exert all possible efforts in cooperation with related bodies to facilities and achieve the objectives of the Group.

The cabinet Discussed the meeting of Prime Minister Dr. Rami Al- Hamdallah with the AHLC held in New York last week. The meeting concentrated on building and strengthening the Palestinian economy by ending the Israeli occupation, which is the main obstacle to economic growth and development in the State of Palestine. The meeting stressed strengthening the rule of law, enabling the Government control over the so-called Area “C”, ending the ongoing, illegal blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip, and facilitating the transfer and flow of goods between the West Bank and the Strip. In addition, facilitating both exports and imports movement, expanding the fishing area in the Gaza strip, and maintaining access to implement solar energy projects, as well as reducing dependence on donor countries and ensuring access to natural resources in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Moreover, the meeting advised to carry investments in industrial areas and to review the Paris Convention and taxes system for Palestinian businesses. In this regard, the Cabinet noted that despite the reduction of international aid to more than 60%, and the illegal Israeli control of 65% of the Palestinian tax revenues, the Government was able to stretch its institutions over the past five years and to keep the debts of local banks at a minimum level of 10% of the GDP. Tax rates were reduced gradually from 20% to 10% for the vast majority of taxpayers too. The Government also succeeded to maintain its responsibilities towards its citizens, reduce spending and fiscal deficit from 15% to 4% of the national GDP.

On another hand, the cabinet hailed the statement of the AHLC, which commended the financial performance and reforms of the Palestinian Government and welcomed the progress made by the Government in developing a long-term vision through the National Policy Agenda for the years 2017-2022. The AHLC also urged donor countries to cover the deficit in the Government’s general budget and to meet their financial commitment for the Gaza Reconstruction process. The AHLC stressed the need to end all outstanding financial files with the Israeli side. Moreover, the Committee urged both the Israeli and Palestinian sides to reach agreements on establishing projects that contribute to the development of the Palestinian economy, especially in the water and energy sectors. It also demanded that Israel should cease its restrictions against the Palestinian Government to enable its work in the so-called Area “C”.

 

Hundreds of settlers attack Palestinians in East Jerusalem

Palestinians Al-Quds attacked

A number of Palestinian citizens in Jerusalem on late Sunday night were injured after they were attacked by extremist settlers in Al-Musarara neighborhood, East Jerusalem.

Palestinian sources said hundreds of extremist settlers attacked the neighborhood after a march in which they shouted racist slogans, under the  protection of Israeli occupation forces, who did not try to prevent the settlers from carrying out the attacks.

According to the sources, the settlers threw stones and broke the contents of shops in the neighborhood,   in addition to carrying out barbaric acts and chanting racist slogans.

When some citizens attempted to defend themselves and prevent attacks by settlers, IOF fired teargas and sound grenades towards them.

 

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Despite international criticism and European warning, Israel begins with practical steps to demolish Khan alAhmar

Despite international criticism and European warning, Israel begins with practical steps to demolish Khan alAhmar Today Fraiday by closing all the roads leading to the village, located east of Jerusalem.

Local sources told PNN that Israeli occupation authorities have closed roads leading to Al-Khan Al-Ahmar village, east of Jerusalem since early morning hours.

The sources in the village said that an Israeli army bulldozer began to close the roads leading to the village of Al-Waday al-Ahmar, which was evacuated early Sunday morning in the northern area of  Khan al-Ahmar village.

After that the IOF bulldozing start closing main road leading to the village of Al-Khan Al-Ahmar.

The people of thevillage try to prevent the bulldozers from closing the roads by sating on their way in peaceful protest but Israeli occupation forces arrested four of them in addition to French activist.

Clashes broke out in the village Between residents of the village,activists on one side and Israeli occupation forces on the other.

The sourcres said the number of Palestinians including old men were injured and four of them arrested, including Suleiman al-Hathalin, Abu Adel, Ibrahim Hassan Abu Dahouk Abu Bajas, Abu Nimr from Jericho and a French man identified as Frank Romanio.

Minister Walid Assaf, chairman of the Wall and Colonization Resistance Commission, was among hundreds of protesters who gathered outside the village to protest the closure of its roads and the Israeli plan to demolish the village.

In the meantime, hundreds of protesters who were able to reach the village despite of the Israeli road closures performed Friday prayer inside the village to show solidarity with its local Bedouin population who are in danger of forced displacement.

Recent developments came despite warnings from international institutions to Israel like International Committee of the Red Cross who expressed deep concern over Israel’s decision to demolish the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar and other structures in the West Bank’s Area C.

Head of the ICRC Mission in Jerusalem David Quesne said in a press statement: “The planned demolitions will dramatically affect the lives and dignity of this community.”

“As long as zoning and planning policies in the West Bank fail to serve the population living under occupation, they cannot be used as justification for destruction of property,” he added.

The Israeli High Court has recently issued a ruling giving the green light for the military to demolish Khan al-Ahmar, which has become a focus of Palestinian interest and international concern, and forcibly displace people there.

“As the Occupying Power in the West Bank, Israel is bound by the International Humanitarian Law. It has a duty to ensure the protection, security, and welfare of the people living under occupation and to guarantee that they can live as normal a life as possible, in accordance with their own laws, culture, and traditions,” the statement concluded.

Khan al-Ahmar is one of the Palestinian communities Israel is threatening with demolition and forcible transfer in Area C, which constitutes 60 percent of the occupied West Bank and falls under full Israeli military rule under the terms of the Oslo Accords.

Israeli refuses to permit virtually any Palestinian construction in Area C, forcing residents to build without obtaining rarely-granted permits to provide shelters for their families.

For its part European Union has declared yasterday its rejection of Israel’s decision and demanded that it retreat this decision.

The European Parliament passed a resolution on Thursday saying Israel’s planned demolition of Khan al-Ahmar would amount to a war crime, and demanded Israel compensate the EU for the demolition of EU-funded structures in the village.

The resolution, which is being hailed by activists as the harshest condemnation to come from the EU regarding Khan al-Ahmar, comes just days after Israel’s High Court gave the government the final green light to demolish the village.

It calls on Israel to cease “its policy of threats of demolition and actual eviction against the Bedouin communities” living in the occupied West Bank and inside Israel, particularly in the southern Negev desert.

The resolution demands compensation from Israel for up to EUR 315,000 that the EU invested in the village, and called on EU leaders to ensure Israel protect vulnerable Palestinian communities living in Area C — the area of the occupied West Bank where Palestinian construction is virtually banned by Israel.

International officials have warned that the destruction of Khan al-Ahmar, which has been embroiled in a legal battle with the Israeli government for decades, would pave the way for the destruction of dozens of other communities in Area C.

(Source / 14.09.2018)

IOF open fire towards Gaza youths

Youth attackted again

PNN/ Gaza/

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) opened fire at a Palestinian resistance point and a number of youths near the border fence east of Al-Shujaiya neighborhood east of Gaza City.

According to Safa agency correspondent, IOF opened fire towards a group of youths near the point, however, no casualties were reported.

IOF have continuously targeted civilians in the eastern Gaza Strip since the beginning of the Great Return March which began on 30 march.

The protests resulted in the martyrdom of 174 Palestinians and Palestinians and the injury of 19,600 others.

(Source / 11.09.2018)

PA: Trump closing Washington PLO office is “vicious blackmail”

PLO office US

PLO Office in Washington

PNN/ Ramallah/
 The Trump administration on Monday is expected to announce that it will close the Palestine Liberation Organization’s office in Washington, The Wall Street Journal reported today.
Citing unidentified White House officials, the WSJ said the announcement is expected to be made in prepared remarks by National Security Adviser John Bolton, and is part of a widening U.S. pressure campaign on Palestinian officials amid stalled Middle East peace efforts, the paper reported.The U.S. “will always stand with our friend and ally, Israel,” Bolton plans to say in his prepared remarks, the Journal reported, citing a draft it had reviewed.

He also plans to threaten to impose sanctions against the International Criminal Court if it moves ahead with investigations of the U.S. and Israel, the paper said. Actions the U.S. could take include banning ICC judges and prosecutors from entering America.

“We will sanction their funds in the U.S. financial system, and we will prosecute them in the U.S. criminal system,” the paper reported Bolton was planning to say. “We will do the same for any company or state that assists an ICC investigation of Americans.”

This comes after a series of measurements against the Palestinian leadership and people, including moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and announcing Jerusalem the capital of Israel in May, in addition to the recent cut of funding to the UNRWA, which is responsible for aiding millions of Palestinian refugees in the Middle East.

Senior PLO official, Dr. Saeb Erekat described the decision as another affirmation of the Trump Administration’s policy to collectively punish the Palestinian people, including by cutting financial support for humanitarian services including health and education.

Erekat said that the leadership in response will take the necessary measures to protect the rights of Palestinian citizens living in the United States to access their consular services.

“This dangerous escalation shows that the US is willing to disband the international system in order to protect Israeli crimes and attacks against the land and people of Palestine as well as against peace and security in the rest of our region,” Erekat said in a statement.

“We reiterate that the rights of the Palestinian people are not for sale, that we will not succumb to US threats and bullying and that we will continue our legitimate struggle for freedom, justice, and independence, including by all political and legal means possible.  Accordingly, we continue to call upon the International Criminal Court to open its immediate investigation into Israeli crimes.| he added.

Erekat concluded by saying that the international community has the responsibility to react.

“Lowering the flag of Palestine in Washington DC means much more than a new slap by the Trump Administration against peace and justice; it symbolizes the US attacks against the international system as a whole, including the Paris Convention, UNESCO and the Human Rights Council among others,” he added.

To her part, PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Hanan Ashrawi said in a statement “It is ironic that the US is punishing the PLO, the national representative of the Palestinian people and the highest political body that made the commitment to reaching a political and legal settlement of the Palestinian question and that has engaged in negotiations with successive US administrations for decades.”

“This form of crude and vicious blackmail, as clearly articulated by officials including US President Trump, United States Special Envoy to the Middle East Jason Greenblatt, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, senior advisor to President Trump Jared Kushner, and National Security Advisor John Bolton, once again seeks to punish the Palestinian people as a whole who are already victims of the ruthless Israeli military occupation,” Ashrawi said.

(Source / 10.09.2018)

IOF attack elementary school, assault teachers

Elementary school

Dozens of students and a schoolteacher on Monday were wounded after Israeli occupation forces stormed an elementary school in Hebron this morning.

Local sources said that the Israeli soldiers assaulted a number of school teachers, injuring teacher Shukri al-Zaru al-Tamimi, before they threw stunt and teargas grenades towards the students in the vicinity of the school and inside its walls.

The attack spread terror among the students where dozens suffered from teargas suffocation.

The school has some 370 students in elementary classes.

 (Source / 10.09.2018)

Israeli court decides to demolish Khan Al-Ahmar village

Khan al-Ahmar demolish complete

 The ruling comes despite long petitions and protests by citizens and activists in the area, which is home to some 180 Bedouins living in tents near the Maali Adumim settlement.

Head of the Wall and Settlements Resistance Committee, Walid Assaf told WAFA that according to committee lawyers, the court gave the Israeli army authority to start implementing the eviction and demolition process, adding that there is a decision to prevent citizens from returning and living there again.

Assaf called on the Palestinian people to address the occupation practices and support the victims of such decision, and to stand in the face of all Israeli plans to seize the land and the displace the Palestinians.

“No legal action can be taken in this case, however, all we can do is the mass protest in the village in order to prevent the demolition.”

In the same context, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) warned the Israeli government against any harm to the village of Al-Khan Al-Ahmar or the displacement of its inhabitants, considering it a war crime and a violation of international humanitarian law and all relevant international conventions and laws.

Member of the PLO Executive Committee and head of the human rights and civil society department of the organization, Ahmed al-Tamimi, said the decision by the Israeli High Court on Wednesday to reject the petition of the residents of the village and ordered the evacuation and demolition of the village was a politicized decision to mislead the public opinion.

Al-Tamimi said that the Israeli government’s decision to implement the Israeli Supreme Court’s decision to demolish the village of Al-Khan Al-Ahmar and expel its inhabitants, was a flagrant challenge to the whole world and a serious violation of international humanitarian law and human rights.

The international community, including the European Union and European countries had heavily lobbied the Israeli government to prevent the community’s demolition.

To their part, right-wing Israeli politicians immediately issued congratulatory messages to the court, a body they have often accused of upholding Palestinian land rights in favor of those of the settlers and the state.
The ruling proves that “No one is above the law. No one will prevent us from exercising our sovereignty and our responsibility as a state,” even though the ruling takes place inside the West Bank.
(Source / 05.09.2018)

Jordan Valley: IOF evacuate 7 Palestinian families for military drills

Jordan Valley Northern

Israeli occupation forces (IOF) on Tuesday evening temporarily expelled a number of Palestinian families from their tents in the areas of Khirbet Umm al-Jamal and Al-Burj, northern Jordan Valley, under the pretext of military exercises.

According to human rights activist Aref Daraghmeh, the occupation authorities were present in the two areas and expelled seven families, saying they have to leave their homes starting 5:00 pm to 10:00 am on Wednesday.

Yesterday, the Israeli occupation authorities notified four families from Khirbat Umm al-Jamal and three others from Al-Burj area to be expelled from their tents under the pretext of exercises.

It is noteworthy that the occupation constantly expels families from different parts of the Jordan Valley to carry out military drills in the area.

(Source / 05.09.2018)

NAD publishes monthly official Israeli incitement report

Anat-Berko

The PLO Negotiations Affairs Department on Wednesday published its monthly incitement report, which includes examples of recent inciting statements made by top Israeli officials and military personnel to justify the continued Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip. It highlights inciting statements against Palestinian prisoners and refugees, the Palestinian President and leadership, as well as against the indigenous Palestinian citizens of Israel.

I. On the Protests of the Great Return March and the Ongoing Israeli Assault on Gaza

MK (Likud) Anat Berko (Facebook, August 17, 2018)

“Does the Zionist camp take into consideration that there are 500 ISIS individuals’ in Gaza today? Our main concern is to bring calm to the western Negev, there is no way to have a direct settlement with Hamas, only through Egyptian mediation! It is always possible to wage a war and topple towers in Gaza, or destroy tunnels and weapons’ storages….”

Minister of Education and Minister of Diaspora Affairs, MK (Jewish Home) Naftali Bennett, (Mako, August 14, 2018)

“This relative calm and the provision of facilitations is a gift for terrorism. The proposed plan to the small cabinet might lead to the emergence of another Hizbullah on borders of the strip. It is forbidden to give prizes to terrorism and terrorists without the return of our kidnapped sons”

MK (Yesh Atid) Yair Lapid (Twitter, August 9, 2018)

“I arrived today to Sderot, the people of the city didn’t sleep at night. It is unacceptable that the children of Sderot sleep in fortified shelters while Sinwar sleeps in his bed. In a short time the army must launch against them an attack with all its might, without any hesitation and without thinking, and without talking about any understandings…”

 

MK (Jewish Home), Bezalel Smotrich (Twitter, August 9, 2018)

“Ceasefire was a difficult mistake. Also a ground invasion without any value was also a difficult mistake. Either we raid to occupy and remain (we adjust the tragedy of Oslo: Gaza first) or we strike from the air and completely destroy everything that is related to Hamas in the strip…until they beg us to stop and surrender…this is the only way to bring silence to the people of the south”

MK (Likud)  Yoav Kisch‏, (Twitter, August 8, 2018)

“In my opinion, there is little chance for reaching a settlement. The security apparatuses, under the guidance of the Cabinet, should escalate and work with all its might against Hamas. This means reinforcing our forces and eliminating terrorist cells. We are not disturbed by terrorists, those killers, but we will make this our target. Let us remove our gloves. If we do that, the chances for a settlement will be higher”

MK (Likud) Miri Regev (Facebook, August 2, 2018)

“The calculation must be clear, if our sons are living in horror, then Hamas must live in horror as well. We must return to the assassination policy against leaders of terrorist organizations.”

MK (Likud) Oren Hazan (Twitter, August 2, 2018)

“For a moment I wanted to compliment the defense minister for his decision to close the crossings for goods, but then it was a slip off the tongue on those flying balloons “they are children.” So no, they are not children. They are dangerous terrorists, who do not only want to burn the fields – but to burn us alive and we must liquidate them.  Lieberman wake up – the south is burning, and if you do not put an end to it, it won’t end!”

II. On the Extrajudicial Killing of Abdel Fattah Al-Sharif by the Israeli soldier Elor Azaria in Hebron in March 2016

Elor Azaria in an interview with Kipa website, August 29, 2018

“Where is the killing? He is not a Palestinian he is a terrorist.”

In another interview with Israel Hayom, cited by Ha’aretz newspaper on August 28, 2018, Azaria said:

“I have no doubt. Bring me back to those same seconds of the incident in Hebron – I would have done exactly the same thing. Because that is what needed to be done.”

“I have no remorse. I am completely at peace with myself. I acted as needed. I went with my own [inner] truth. I acted in the most proper way possible and what happened afterwards [his trial and conviction] should not have happened.”

“Everything led to a moment’s instinct, everything came together and I acted exactly as I had been taught from the beginning of my training as a fighter. I fired one shot. The terrorist’s head was the only exposed limb [sic] and I learned in medic training that when the head is injured, it affects the whole body.”

III. Against Palestinian Prisoners

Minister of Public Security, Strategic Affairs and Minister of Information, MK (Likud) Gilad Edan (103 FM, August 30,  2018)

“The cabinet does not deal with terrorists who are only in jails, but also with the terrorists in Gaza, we have halted earlier the family visits from Gaza strip, and I have formed a committee to examine means to worsen the conditions of prisoners in jails in accordance with International law, Hamas prisoners are the ones who want to be in jails…”

MK (Likud) Yoav Kisch (Mako, August 8, 2018)

“Discussion over the situation of the Palestinian prisoners will be tackled in the committee’s meeting, we call upon prisons’ authority to attend the session, it is impossible to give the security prisoners; the terrorists’ conditions of recreation”

Against Ahed Al-Tamimi: MK (Likud) Oren Hazan wrote on (Twitter, August 2, 2018)

“Parties, meals of corruption, education, sounds like she is in an American college, only men are missing there! When I hear the conditions that this despicable terrorist experienced in prison, I understand why a terrorist in prison is costing us NIS 100,000 annually. The parties cost lots of money, believe me I know what I am talking about.”

 

Against Palestinian Poet Darin Tatour (who lives in Al-Reineh town inside Israel): Minister of Sports and Culture, MK (Likud) Miri Regev wrote on (Facebook, August 2, 2018)

 “This is how we should act with anyone who transforms the freedom of speech into the freedom of incitement. I applaud the court’s decision against Darin Tatour, who was convicted of incitement to violence and supporting terrorism through her poems. Now she goes to the same place as those who asked to be martyrs and were arrested. It is good that she will be now behind the bars.”

IV. Against Palestinian Refugees

MK (Likud) Anat Berko ( Facebook , August 6, 2018)

“Stop the Palestinians lies”

The “return claim” is the next landmine that must be dismantled, President Trump and the Prime Minister Netanyahu are working on that!

For more than two years I have been working to abolish UNRWA, which consolidates the “Palestinian genetic asylum.” From every podium, I talk about the Palestinians’ desire to eradicate the State of Israel, also demographically.’ I have brought this matter to the attention of the Prime Minister. I met with European parliamentarians as well US senators and congressmen. I have even submitted a research document with photos of Nikki Hailey the Ambassador to the United Nations.

It is interesting to know that there is lack of knowledge regarding the existence of a refugees agency in the UN for all the refugees in the world, and for Palestinians there is a special agency – UNRWA, which became a human force company, a source of employment as well as an incitement source to Hamas. Therefore we must put an end to this. There is no “return,” because we will not commit suicide on the national level even if there are mad people who believe in this.

The nation-state law strengthens the identity of the State of Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people.

There are many real refugees in the Middle East and we must help them.

Among the Palestinians, there are less than 20,000 real refugees. But look at this hypocrisy. Abu Mazen in his speech before the UN invented the number of six million in order to defy the Jewish people and harm the memorial of the holocaust.

After President Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, now it is time to say that the whole world is fed up with the Palestinian lie, and thus the abolition of UNRWA will be a correct step to attach Palestinians to the reality and annul the “claim of return”!”

V. Against President Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Leadership

MK (Jewish Home) Moti Yogev (Twitter, August 16, 2018)

“It has been proven again that Abu Mazen and the Palestinian Authority were only a stumbling stone in the Gaza Strip and all the illusions of the left parties in Israel in regards to handing over Gaza Strip to the Palestinian authority is negative and unrealistic. In the Arab urban territories in Gaza, Arab leaders from Gaza should rule over.”

MK (Likud) Amir Ohana (TwitterAugust 15, 2018)

 “So now, he is the one paying salaries and grants to the killers of the three months old Hadas Fogel, who was murdered (with most of her family) only because she is Jewish, he is campaigning against the nation-state law….”

MK (Likud)Yisrael Katz, ( Israel Hayom, August 13, 2018)

“Any attempt to restore Abbas to Gaza and connect Gaza to the Palestinian Authority in Judea and Samaria via a ‘secure corridor’ that will traverse Israel will present a direct threat to the security of Israel and the demographic balance between Israel and the Palestinians.”

VI. Against the Palestinian Citizens of Israel

MK (Likud) Anat Berko (Facebook, August 27, 2018)

“It is time to remove our gloves from the joint list. We start with the one who was the personal advisor of Yasser Arafat MK Ahmad Al-Tibi, Al-Tibi was in contact with our enemies in the world, despite that he serves as deputy Knesset head. It is clear for you that we are talking about an honorable position, I mean the deputy Knesset head. It is time to dismiss him from office! Al-Tibi and his colleagues continue to serve those between Ramallah and Jerusalem, and no doubt that there is “conflict of interests” between Palestinian parliament and Israeli parliament! The Joint list spares no time to announce its hatred to Israel and it works against it by speaking from every podium around the world. The Arab MKs use their diplomatic passports to participate in trips that call for boycotting Israel, it is time to boycott them as well.

I will work to dismiss MK Al-Tibi from his position, and I will also work against those opponents to the nation-state law, those who are working against it in the UN…I will also work to impose fine on them and harm their salaries…”

MK (Likud) Oren Hazan ( Facebook August 21, 2018)

“ I compared between the photos of the demonstration in Rabin square two weeks ago and those photos of the terrorist funeral held yesterday in Um Al-Fahem, the only difference is the location of the demonstration nothing else..share this video and prove to all that Um Al-Fahem is a nest of poisonous wasps full of warms living in the heart of the state. The government should impose its sovereignty by demolishing the house of the terrorist, expel his family and arrest all the inciters, and find a real solution to the germ of terrorism that is spreading among us.”

 

“Defense” Minister, Avigdor Lieberman (Facebook, August 21, 2018)

“You are still asking why Um Al-Fahem must be part of Palestine and not Israel? What we have seen yesterday of tens of youth participating in the funeral of the terrorist with Palestinian flags and chanting ‘with our souls and blood we will redeem you martyr’, is enough to answer your question, the plan that I have proposed some years ago, the land and population swap , is now more appropriate than ever”

 

Knesset Speaker, Yuli Edelstein (TwitterAugust 11, 2018)

“This evening it was proved again that the struggle led by Arab Knesset members is not against the nation-state law, but against the existence of the State of Israel. I regret to say that they are dragging the Arab Israeli public again into such an ugly inciting demonstration.”

MK (Likud) Miki Zohar (Twitter, August 11, 2018)

“The demonstration tonight shows us clearly that it was important and good to enact the nation-state law. It is now our duty to remove the flags of the enemy States to become outside the law.”

MK (Likud) Oren Hazan (Twitter, August 11, 2018)

“Anyone who has not understood the importance of the nation-state law should take a look today at the square that is full of hatred and will receive the answer. Tel Aviv was occupied and the flags of the Palestinian enemy were flapping in its center. This is a violation of Israel’s sovereignty and an incitement against the state. I call upon the Prime Minister as well as the defense minister to dispatch police units to Rabin square and remove the flags of terrorism and stop this contempt.”

Moshe Bogie Ya’alon, former “Defense” Minister ( Twitter, August 11, 2018)

“My flag is blue and white-the flag of Israel. Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people- Jewish and democratic, whose Jewish citizens and minorities are equal. Minorities who wish to express their national identities should do that in the neighboring countries, where they can raise their flags. Israel has one flag: the Israeli flag.”

MK (Yisrael Beitenu) Oded Forer, (Twitter, August 11, 2018)

 “[Tibi] has the support of the left, and while the state Israel pays him salary, he is working to negate its existence while the PLO flag flapping behind his back. Who raises this flag, supports a struggle against Israel and this cannot be a member of the Knesset. Therefore, Ahmad go and raise the flag in Gaza and give up your citizenship to which you belong here, and I am certain that you will enjoy yourself there”

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at the Israeli cabinet meeting, Yedioth Ahronoth via Israel News Today on August 13, 2018:

“We saw PLO flags being waved in the heart of Tel Aviv. We heard the calls: ‘in blood and fire we will redeem Palestine.’ Many of the demonstrators want to repeal the Law of Return, they want to cancel the national anthem, they want to fold up our flag and they want to cancel Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people and to turn it, as their spokespersons say, into an Israeli-Palestinian state while others say, a state of all its citizens. It’s precisely for this reason that we passed the nation-state law. We passed the law and we will keep this law.”

VII. Additional Examples

Against Jeremy Corbyn, The leader of UK’s Labour Party: MK (Yesh Atid) Yair Lapid (Twitter, August 11, 2018)

“If you believe Jeremy Corbyn when he says he thought he was at a Palestinian event for peace (and I don’t believe him for a second) then you also have to accept the fact that the Palestinians use ‘useful idiots’ from the radical left to advance their goal of terror and murder.”

Against the European Union States: MK (Jewish Home) Moti Yogev (Twitter, August 7, 2018)

“The Europeans are again working barefacedly behind the back of the State of Israel, against the Israeli interest, in order to establish a Palestinian state. But no worries, we will take advantage of this plan to promote the master plan of Judea and Samaria [Judea and Samaria], which would be accommodate Arabs and Jews under Israeli rule.”

(Source / 05.09.2018)