Israeli lawmaker wishes for Arabs to 'disappear'
Israeli occupation MK Matan Kahana says he wants to deport Arabs and Palestinians from occupied Palestine while denying the occupation.
The Israeli occupation is not even trying to mask its racism toward Arabs and Palestinians, with a member of Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett's ruling political party, Matan Kahana, saying he wished he could make all Arabs and Palestinians vanish from occupied Palestine.
"If there was a sort of button you could push that would make all the Arabs disappear, send them on an express train to Switzerland, I would press that button," MK Kahana told students in the occupied West Bank.
"But what can you do?" he complained. "There is no such button. Therefore it seems we were meant to exist [together] on this land in some way."
The comments were caught on video, and the footage was broadcast by the Israeli Kan channel.
The Israeli occupation official also underlined his opposition to a "two-state solution", denying the occurrence of the Nakba and the Naksa by claiming that "the Arabs are telling themselves a different story [...] They are telling themselves that they are the ones who always lived here, and we came and expelled them."
Lawmakers from the United Arab List (Ra'am) party, a part of the ruling Yamina coalition, commented on the video. "Matan Kahana, we are here because this is our homeland," lawmaker Walid Taha said.
"You, and those who think like you, will continue to bear your frustration because we simply won't disappear," he added.
The Israeli occupation has long been trying to alienate the Palestinian people from their land of occupied Palestine in a bid to uproot them. Those bids have manifested in the Israeli occupation forces carrying out arbitrary aggression against Palestinians, assaulting, arresting, and murdering them.
The onslaught of indiscriminate aggression is also accompanied by systemic racism and discrimination within the Israeli occupation's prison system, as prisoners face unprecedented injustice and are required to go on hunger strike in a bid to obtain their rights stolen from them by the occupiers.