Israeli town halts property sales after realizing most buyers were Palestinians | The Electronic Intifada

Racism

Adalah, a legal center for Palestinians in Israel, stated that Yechieli’s words and actions “are motivated by racism.”

Preventing Palestinian citizens of Israel “from purchasing homes due strictly to their national identity is an illegitimate act,” Adalah added.

“In a climate in which the Israeli Knesset continues to promote racist legislation targeting Arab citizens, Kfar Vradim’s council leader feels emboldened to promote racist policies and to trample the most basic of democratic principles,” the group stated.

Jamal Zahalka, a Palestinian lawmaker in Israel’s parliament, called on the attorney general to investigate Yechieli’s “racist” decision.

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