Former defense minister apologizes for statement against Israeli-Arabs
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Former defense minister apologizes for statement against Israeli-Arabs

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Former defense minister Moshe Ya’alon told KAN’s Reshet Bet on Sunday morning that “Israel-Arabs would slaughter us if we were weak.”
But, Ya’alon, who has also served in the past as the IDF’s chief of staff, later acknowledged that his statement was inciting and discriminatory and walked back what he said for what he said.

“In the interview, I emphasized the importance of the integration of Israeli Arabs into Israeli society, and the vast majority of them want it,” he clarified. “I made it clear that the government should work to integrate them.”

“It is clear that if we were not strong, there would also be no agreements with our neighbors, and they would also slaughter us, as before the establishment of the state. It is good that we live in a strong country that also does not need Ben-Gvir militias to defend itself,” he added.

“Our power brings with it confidence in the continued existence of the Jewish state, but also responsibility towards the Arab citizens of the state,” Ya’alon concluded.

Maariv journalist Arik Bender, tweeted “The truth is that Ya’alon did not say the sentence ‘If we were weak, the Arabs of Israel would slaughter us.'”He explained that Esti Peretz asked the question in response to Ya’alon’s statement that if Israel wasn’t strong it wouldn’t still be here, and Ya’alon replied yes.”The Arabs of Israel would slaughter us?” she asked, to which Ya’alon replied “Do you have any doubt about that? I have no doubt about that.”Peretz asked again to reaffirm Ya’alon’s response. “They would slaughter us?” She asked, to which Ya’alon replied “of course.”

Joint List faction chairman Ahmad Tibi called what Ya’alon said was dangerous and said it encourages Jews to harm Arabs.

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