Arab Knesset member Aida Touma strongly denounced the Israeli government for holding the Palestinians responsible for the wave of fires in the country, describing official remarks in this regards as “racist.”
Touma accused the government of Benjamin Netanyahu and leaders of Israel’s right-wing parties of using every chance regardless of the circumstances to incite against the Palestinians in Israel.
“The recent wave of incitement against the Palestinians inside the green line has been launched by Netanyahu and government circles because they want to shirk their responsibilities and cover up their failure to deal with the fires,” the lawmaker said.
“We inside the green line have been facing an escalating incitement campaign for two years or more led by the racist right-wing government, which has made the racial incitement [against the Palestinians] its daily message,” she added.
(Source / 27.11.2016)