Dutch councilman calls Israeli high schoolers 'murderers'

Muslim city councilman from the Hague says Israeli teenagers are 'future Zionist terrorists, occupiers and those who murder children.'

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A Dutch Muslim city councilman blasted a group of Israeli high school students who were visiting the Dutch parliament, Yediot Ahronot reported.

Abdoe Khoulani launched into a tirade against the 28-member student delegation of 16 year old students from the Hen School for Young Ambassadors, calling them "future Zionist terrorists, occupiers and those who murder children."

The students were visiting the Dutch parliament as guests of Kees van der Staaij, a Dutch parliamentarian from the SGP party.

Israeli Ambassador to the Netherlands, Aviv Shir-On, wrote a letter to the Mayor of The Hague, Pauline Krikke, protesting Khoulani's statements.

"The 16-year-old Israelis came to Holland in order to promote friendly relations between the countries, to meet with Dutch youth and conduct dialogue and form friendly relations."

Shir-On wrote: "To call them murderers and claim they have Palestinian blood on their hands just because they are Israeli is not just a scandal, it is absolutely unacceptable. These words are nothing but anti-Israel incitement that can lead to violence that we have unfortunately seen in Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Manchester and London."

Khoulani has a history of extremist statements. In 2014 he voiced support for the ISIS terrorist organization. "Long live ISIS! If Allah wills it, we will go to Baghdad to reckon with the scum there."

Shai, a student from the delegation who lives in Rishon Lezion, said that it was "disappointing" to encounter such anti-Semitism from a local politician while visiting a foreign country. "It is disappointing to discover that when we, Israel's youth, come as a delegation without political interests to promote friendly relations with Dutch youth, we encounter a sad barrier of anti-Semitism and hatred of Israel."

The CIDI Dutch anti-Semitism monitor is exploring the possibility of pursuing legal action against Khoulani








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