Over the last month, Palestinian territories have been in the midst of world news because of their desire to be recognized as a state. The Inquisitr reported on the latest pertaining to this, in which both the United Kingdom and Sweden have voted in favor of recognizing said Palestinian state. Other countries, especially those in the European Union (EU), are threatening to vote in favor of recognition to force the United States to continue peace talks with Israel.
Politically, Palestinian Statehood seems to be in high favor among those in the United Nations (UN). However, what do the people think of it? We do know that Palestine and Gaza are supportive of a Palestinian Statehood, but what you may not know is that some who live in Israel are in support of it too. Benjamin Netanyahu has recognized these people, allowing them to move to Palestine or Gaza if they like.
According to an article by JTA, Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, made this statement on Monday at a Likud party faction meeting. The timing of the statement is right after the stabbing of an Israeli soldier in Tel Aviv and the death of Arab-Israeli Kheir Hamdan, who threatened Israeli police authorities with a knife.
“To all those who are shouting against Israel and demonstrating against it, you are welcome to move to the Palestinian Authority or to Gaza, Israel won’t stand in the way. The terrorism against us knows no borders. It is aimed at all parts of the country for a simple reason: The terrorists and those who incite to it want to get rid of us wherever we are. As far as they’re concerned, we don’t need to be in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem or anywhere else.”
Benjamin Netanyahu also made it perfectly clear that he would continue to fight terrorism by destroying terrorists’ homes and passing laws to deter them. Netanyahu even went as far as to strip the citizenship of Israelis calling for the destruction of Israel or its replacement by a Palestinian State.
This is confirmed in the following statement.
“But whoever stays here must know — we will stand in the way of terrorists and attackers. I have given instructions to use all of the means at our disposal, including passing new laws, including destroying terrorists’ homes, and other measures.”
— محمد نظمي (@mnzmi) November 10, 2014
Times of Israel also provided details of the riots. Most of them occurred in northern Israel, starting on Saturday and continuing on to Monday. Over 2,000 people — many waving Palestinian flags — gathered in the town of Sakhnin, just north of Kafr Kanna, which is also the town where Kheir Hamdan was killed. As of now, there are no reports of any rioting Arab-Israelis leaving Israel either, be it by their own free will or by force.
Now that you’ve read the article, what are your views about Benjamin Netanyahu’s stance against the rioters? Do you think anyone not in support of the Israel and wants its destruction should be deported out of the country?