RAMALLAH, Wednesday, December 22, 2021 (WAFA) - Statements by Mansour Abbas, an Arab member of the Israeli parliament, the Knesset, are in line with Israel’s extremist policies against the Palestinian people, today said the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO).
The PLO denounced in a statement claims by Abbas, head of the United List in the Knesset and member of the Israeli government coalition, that Israel was created as a Jewish state and that the Palestinians should accept it as such.
"These statements do not express the opinion of our Palestinian people, wherever they are, regarding the racist Nationality Law and the Jewishness of the state, which completely contradicts with our right to self-determination, detract from the rights of our people inside the 1948 lands and constitute a direct threat to them, while it reinforces the Zionist policy of racism in dealing with them and with their rights in their homeland," said the PLO’s Executive Committee.
It said that " Mansour Abbas’s support for the laws that affect the prisoners and legitimize the expansion of the Israeli occupation, its army and police in their repression and abuse, reflects the level that Abbas has reached in glorifying and engaging in the right-wing, racist and extremist policy of (Israeli Prime Minister Naftali) Bennett and (Israeli Interior Minister Ayelet) Shaked, against our people under the cloak of ‘Islamism’, which he uses as a cover, denying the history of our people, their struggle and sacrifices, and turning him into a voice for the racist Zionist extremists and settlers. He represents only himself and our people have nothing to do with him."