Ayman Odeh to Barak: Get off the public stage; you should be left in the past

"Nineteen years have passed since you were responsible for the killing of thirteen Arab citizens because they took to the streets," he said.

By MAARIV ONLINE
August 18, 2019 13:49
2 minute read.
Ayman Odeh to Barak: Get off the public stage; you should be left in the past

ARABS HAVE full representation in the Knesset, with MKs such as Ayman Odeh (Joint List).. (photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

 Joint List chairman Ayman Odeh on Saturday called for No. 10 in the Democratic Union Party, former prime minister Ehud Barak, to remove his candidacy.

This comes after a tweet by Barak, where he wrote: "Arden, Petah Tikva is not Umm al-Hiran; citizens are allowed to demonstrate."


In the video, Odeh said: "Barak, also in Umm al-Hiran, people are allowed to demonstrate. Nineteen years have passed since you were responsible for the killing of thirteen Arab citizens because they took to the streets. We learned the hard way that there are more important things than just Bibi politics."

At the same time, he also addressed Barak's apology for the events of October 2000, saying that: "We have already seen the apology for your cynical elections for Mizrahim; real responsibility is to step down from the public stage. To replace the right-wing government and fight for a future of partnership should leave you in the past."




MK Amtans Shehadeh joined Odeh, saying: "Despite Barak's desperate attempts to cover up or obscure his racist and condescending worldview towards the Arab population, he is failing again and telling his truth. Barak was and remains a racist towards the Arab population, believing to the depth of his heart in the superiority of his position and discovering that there are indeed privileges for the Jews.

"The same Barak, concerned about freedom of speech, ordered the murder of 13 Arab men at the October 2000 events. Barak, along with the so-called Democratic Camp, is being revealed again. "



Last night, seven protesters demonstrated in the Kfar Ganim neighborhood. Police said the protesters violated police instructions as they marched. According to police, they refused a police request to go the police station, and obstructed the police officers from fulfilling their duties.



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