Israeli foreign minister suggests paying Arabs to move to Palestinian state

( Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman suggested that Israeli Arabs who consider themselves part of the Palestinian people should be offered financial incentives to move to a future Palestinian state.

“Those [Israeli Arabs] who decide that their identity is Palestinian will be able to forfeit their Israeli citizenship and move and become citizens of the future Palestinian state,” Lieberman wrote Friday on his Facebook page, adding, “Israel should even encourage them to do so with a system of economic incentives.”

Arabs make up about 20 percent of Israel’s population.

Posted on November 30, 2014 .