Saturday, Sept. 21
Latest News
  1. Palestinian goverment: 26 million in development of ministries
  2. Rudeineh: Washington us unable to achieve anything by itself
  3. US: “No plan for unilateral annexation by Israel of the West Bank"
  4. Cluster of incendiary balloons land in southern Israel
  5. Palestinian FM condemns Germany's vote to define BDS as 'anti-Semitic'
  6. Israeli forces forcibly evict Muslim worshipers from Al-Aqsa
  7. Israeli forces detain 14-year-old Palestinian near Ramallah
  8. Erekat: Deviation from peace terms of reference doomed to fail
  9. Iceland's Hatari shocks Eurovision with Palestinian flags
  10. UNRWA: 4 Palestinian children killed in attack on Syria refugee camp

Israeli police officer discharged over 'racist' Facebook comments

Aug. 15, 2013 4:25 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 16, 2013 12:11 P.M.)
JERUSALEM (Ma’an) -- An Israeli border guard officer has been discharged following a complaint to Israeli police by Arab member of Knesset Ahmad Tibi, the lawmaker said.

The complaint cited racist anti-Arab comments on the Facebook page of Melvin Bar Sheshet Aboudarham, a statement from Tibi's office said.

Among other racist remarks on Aboudarham’s Facebook page were “Death to Arabs” and “Jewish dies - funeral. Arab dies - hopefully”, the statement explained.

Aboudarham was also known for racist verbal attack against a female Israeli leftwing activist who he described as a “backward leftist” because she was defending a Palestinian family.

According to Tibi, the police responded to his complaint.

“After examining the complaint, the commander of border guards decided to discharge the officer because his remarks were unacceptable and foreign to the values which each police officer should enjoy.”

Commenting on the decision, Tibi said: “We will never yield to racism which has become a major trend in the Israeli street supported by Knesset members and racist ministers who have been trying to legalize racism through draft laws they propose.”
Most Read
Powered By: HTD Technologies
Ma'an News Agency
All rights reserved © 2005-2015