Knesset Member Ayman Odeh tells Arab police serving in East Jerusalem they are ‘humiliating’ their people and should throw down their weapons, calls for Palestinian flag to fly over Jerusalem

Joint List leader urges Arab Israeli cops to quit force, is accused of incitement
April 11, 2022

The head of the Joint List party Ayman Odeh caused outrage on Sunday when he said Arab Israelis serving in the security forces in the West Bank and East Jerusalem were “humiliating” their own people and called on them to throw down their weapons and quit. Odeh, in a Ramadan video posted from the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City, also said his ultimate goal was to see the Palestinian flag flying over Jerusalem. Odeh’s remarks specifically referred to Arabs serving in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, which have seen high tensions in recent weeks, not those serving as police inside the pre-1967 borders. READ MORE

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