The Palestinian Authority has demanded that Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman be arrested for stating this week that Israeli Arabs should be beheaded if they do not pledge loyalty to Israel
“Whoever is with us should get up to half the kingdom. Whoever is not with us we should take an axe and lower his head,” the Yisrael Beiteinu leader said at a campaign stop.
All polls show that Yisrael Beiteinu will be lucky if it gets enough votes to return to the Knesset, and Lieberman has been all over the political map to try to find supporters.
His “beheading” comment might bring chuckles to some of his die-hard backers but is not likely to attract a single additional vote.
But if Lieberman wanted publicity, he got it, and NBC reported, “A spokesman for Lieberman’s party said the comments were ‘made in the context of presenting the party’s platform on the issue of instituting the death penalty for mass murderers and terrorists.'”
The Palestinian Authority Minister of Foreign Affairs was not interested in excuses, especially those referring to Zionists.
The PA’s official WAFA news agency said that the Ramallah regime stated, “The Israeli Foreign Minister ‘Avigdor Lieberman of ISIS’ should be arrested and brought to justice, after he incited for the beheading of Arab citizens who are not loyal to Israel….
“Lieberman once again advocated his plan to spin off Arab areas of Israel and integrate them into a Palestinian state, in exchange for areas in the West Bank that would be annexed to Israel.
“’There is no reason for Umm el-Fahm to be a part of Israel,’ Lieberman said, referring to the third largest Arab city in Israel.
“‘Those who raise the black flag on Nakba Day in mourning over the establishment of Israel do not belong here, as far as I am concerned, and I am quite willing to donate them to PA chief Mahmoud Abbas. It would be my pleasure.'”Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu