Ethics committee censures MK who said Arab MKs should give back Israeli IDs

Deputy Interior Minister Yaron Mazuz violated Knesset ethics standards by telling Arab MKs they should return their Israeli ID cards, the Knesset Ethics Committee determined  on Wednesday.

The committee decided to censure Mazuz and not further punish him, because complaints about his statements from MKs Omer Bar-Lev (Zionist Union), Esawi Frej (Meretz), Osama Sa’adi (Joint List) and Haneen Zoabi (Joint List) on grounds of racist incitement were the first the panel received about him.

On June 24, Mazuz said in the plenum that he plans to revoke the citizenship of anyone who undermines the state, and that there are MKs who participate in terror campaigns against Israel.


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