25 Jul 2024
Wednesday 22 March 2023 - 18:52
Story Code : 405013

Iran slams Israeli ministerís racist comments, urges muslim unity

Iranís Foreign Ministry spokesman condemned the Israeli finance ministerís recent racist and provocative about Palestinians.

Nasser Kanaani wrote in a post published on his Twitter page on Tuesday that such remarks clearly show the aggressive and avaricious nature of the occupying regime regarding all nations in the region, including Jordan.

Kanaani also urged unity among Islamic countries and resistance against the Zionist regime as the key to victory.

The Israeli finance minister claimed on Monday that there is no such thing as a Palestinian people, history, or culture.

Bezalel Smotrich said Palestinians are ďan invention of the past centuryĒ.

ďThere are no Palestinians because there are no Palestinian people,Ē he said.

ďThere are Arabs around who don't like it, so what do they do? They invent a fictitious people and claim fictitious rights to the land of Israel, only to fight the Zionist movement,Ē he added.

ďIt is the historical truth, it is the biblical truth... the Arabs in Israel must hear it, as well as certain Jews who are confused in Israel, this truth must be heard here at the Elysee Palace (in Paris), and at the White House in Washington, and everyone must hear this truth,Ē Smotrich said.

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh has also strongly condemned the remarks by the far-right Israeli minister, describing them as evidence to the regimeís ďracist ideology.Ē

Shtayyeh said Smotrichís ďinflammatory statements are consistent with the first Zionist sayings of a land without a people for a people without a land.Ē

He said the comments were ďconclusive evidence of the extremist, racist Zionist ideology... of the current Israeli government.Ē

Smotrich has a history of making such provocative remarks against Palestinians.

In February, he called for the Palestinian town of Huwara in the occupied West Bank to be wiped out.

The remarks emboldened hundreds of Israeli settlers to attack Palestinian homes and cars in the town. One Palestinian was killed and hundreds more injured as a result.

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