Den israelske riksadvokaten har varslet parlamentarikeren Efi Eitan om at han risikerer påtale hvis han gjentar at palestinerne på Vestbredden bør utvises, og at palestinerne i Israel bør nektes politiske rettigheter.

Efi Eitan sa dette på et møte i bosetningen Eli. Riksadvokaten har kommet til at slike synspunkter bryter med loven, og neste gang de ytres blir det etterforskning.

Attorney General Menachem Mazuz warned MK Efi Eitam (National Union) on Thursday that he may face charges should he repeat his call to expell the vast majority of West Bank Palestinians and to ban Israeli Arabs from participating in Israeli politics.
Eitam, leader of the Religious Zionism faction in the National Union party, said at a September 10 memorial ceremony in the West Bank settlement of Eli: «The vast majority of West Bank Arabs must be deported … all these Arabs cannot stay there and that territory cannot be forsaken. Most of them would have to leave.»

In relation to Israeli Arabs, Eitam said, «We will have to make an additional decision, banning Israeli Arabs from the political system. Here to, it is plain and simple. We have cultivated a fifth column, a group of traitors of the first degree, and therefore we cannot afford to allow such hostile presence, so comprehensive, within Israel’s political system.»

AG to Eitam: Repeating anti-Arab comments may lead to charges