Arab MKs submit bill to limit Israel's borders and sovereignty to pre-1967 lines

Joint Arab List MKs propose bill to 'end anomaly' and return Israel to indefensible pre-1967 borders.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Leaders of the Joint Arab List in the Knesset
Leaders of the Joint Arab List in the Knesset
Hezki Baruch

Knesset members from the Joint Arab List submitted a bill that would make the pre-1967 borders Israel's legal borders and the limits of its sovereignty, Maariv reported.

Israel's borders changed after the Six Day War, which broke out on June 5, 1967.

The bill was proposed by MKs Aida Touma-Suleiman, Jaber Askala, Aymen Odeh, Ofer Cassif, and Yousef Jabareen, all of the Joint Arab List.

"Since the founding of the State of Israel, its borders have not yet been set," the bill states. "This bill intends to end the anomaly in which the State has no set borders. Therefore, we propose that the borders of the State of Israel as they were on June 4, 1967, be its permanent borders. The State's sovereignty will apply only in the areas included in the aforementioned boundaries."

"The peace agreements with the states and nations of the region will be based on the State's aforementioned borders and on the mutual agreements."

Such a law would require Israel to uproot Jews living in the Golan Heights, and place the small country at a greatly-increased risk of attack and decimation.

Identical bills were proposed during the 18th Knesset, Maariv noted.