Netanyahu ‘invites’ Israeli-Arabs to leave Israel

Updated 11 November 2014

Netanyahu ‘invites’ Israeli-Arabs to leave Israel

JERUSALEM: Premier Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday publicly challenged Israeli Arabs protesting against a deadly police shooting in one of their villages to go and live in the West Bank and Gaza.
Ahmed Tibi, a prominent Arab legislator, said the comments showed the Likud leader had “gone off the rails.”
Rock-throwing protests have erupted in several Arab communities in Israel since police on Saturday shot dead an Arab man who attacked their vehicle. Police are investigating allegations he was killed after walking away from the officers.
“To all those who are demonstrating and shouting their denunciation of Israel and support of a Palestinian state, I can say one simple thing: you are invited to move there — to the Palestinian Authority or to Gaza,” Netanyahu said. “I can promise you the State of Israel will not put any obstacles in your way,” he said.
Tibi accused Netanyahu, who has publicly pledged to explore the possibility of revoking the citizenship of Israelis who “call for Israel’s destruction,” of pandering to far-right potential challengers in Likud.
“These kinds of things have never been said by any prime minister — not by (Menachem) Begin, nor by (Yitzhak) Shamir,” Tibi said.


Yemeni Army regains control of Tal Al-Khadr in Taiz

The army went through clashes with the Iranian-backed Houthi in the area which resulted in three deaths and 10 injuries to the militia. (File/AFP)
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Yemeni Army regains control of Tal Al-Khadr in Taiz

  • Two civilians were killed and wounded from an explosive device planted by the Houthis in southern Hodeidah

DUBAI: The Yemeni army regained Tal Al-Khadr in Yemen’s Taiz province, the country’s national military website SeptemberNet reported on Monday.

The army went through clashes with the Iranian-backed Houthi in the area which resulted in three deaths and 10 injuries to the militia.

Meanwhile, two civilians were killed and wounded from an explosive device planted by the Houthis in southern Hodeidah, state news agency SPA reported.

“An explosive device blasted in a medium sized truck which led to the death of its driver and wounding of the civilian sitting beside him,” a local Yemeni source said.