Monday, March 10, 2008

Lieberman to Arab MKs: One day we will 'take care of you'

"Yisrael Beiteinu Chairman MK Avigdor Lieberman said at a Knesset plenary meeting on Monday, addressing Arab MKs, that "a new administration will be established and then we will take care of you."

The statement came three days after Lieberman made another inflammatory statement directed at Arab MKs, shortly after an Israeli Arab terrorist gunned down students at the Mercaz Harav yeshiva in Jerusalem on Thursday, killing eight people. Lieberman had said following the incident that the attack had been a result of incitement to violence propagated by Arab MKs.
Earlier last week, National Union MK Effie Eitam had also directed scathing remarks at Arab MKs, saying that "one day we will expel you from this house, and from the national home of the Jewish people."

However, unlike Eitam's comment, Lieberman's statement Monday failed to spark a large debate within the plenum, largely because the leaders of the Arab parties were not present at the meeting......

Lieberman added that "today we have a government made up of wimps. Believe me, this is temporary, just as you are temporary here. Just as the Kuwaiti government knew how to handle situations like these," referring to the Kuwaiti decision to deport citizens who attended a rally commemorating the arch terrorist Imad Mughniyah, who was killed in a bomb blast in Damascus on February 12. "

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