Israel minister backs plan to ‘assist’ Palestinian emigration

‘The National Union faction, which has Members of Knesset in the Jewish Home party, yesterday approved a plan at its national conference to annex the West Bank and “assist” Palestinian emigration.

According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the plan – developed by MK Bezalel Smotrich – presents “a kind of surrender-or-transfer ultimatum to the Palestinians”.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a videotaped message of support to delegates.

Two alternatives will be offered to “the Arabs of the Land of Israel”, the plan states:

Anyone who is willing and able to relinquish the fulfillment of his national aspirations will be able to stay here and live as an individual in the Jewish state.

Anyone who is unwilling or unable to relinquish his national aspirations will receive assistance from us to emigrate to one of the Arab countries.

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