MK Eldad Questions PM´s Discrimination Against Jews
Knesset Member Aryeh Eldad, of the National Union party, has asked the Attorney General to determine if the Prime Minister is guilty of violating the law in retroactively legalizing Bedouin outposts in the Negev, while simultaneously planning to dismantle Jewish communities and outposts in Judea, Samaria and Gaza.
, 12/08/04 06:49 | updated: 17:41
In reaction to the two apparently contradictory decisions, MK Eldad said, "Sharon long ago forgot what ideology sent him to the Knesset. By degrees, he is also beginning to forget what nation sent him to the Knesset - at the time he is planning the uprooting of 8,000 Jews from their homes and the destruction of 21 Jewish communities, he sanctions a gross violation of the law by Arabs who established unauthorized outposts in the Negev."
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Sharon visited the Bedouin-populated areas of the Negev and presented a plan to formally recognize and retroactively authorize seven illegal Bedouin outposts. There are currently approximately 76,000 Bedouin in 120 illegal outposts and villages in the Negev.
MK Eldad called on Prime Minister Sharon to cease "discrimination against Jews in the State of Israel just because they are Jews. If the government of Israel under his administration authorizes Arab illegal outposts, then he is called upon to refrain from causing any harm to Jewish communities. Otherwise, he may be charged with racism."