No Palestine State as there is no “P” in Arabic language: Israeli Lawmaker

No Palestine State as there is no “P” in Arabic language: Israeli Lawmaker
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JERUSALEM: An Israeli lawmaker Anat Berko claimed that Arabs cannot pronounce their state name. He claimed that Palestine doesn’t exist as there is no letter “P” in the Arabic language.

 

She is a an ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and was speaking in a debate on the two state solution in the Middle East.

 

She claimed that the word Palestine is not a real word but derived from a Roman word Palestina. 

 

Fellow lawmakers criticized Berko while Joint list politician Osama Sa’adi left the debate and protested at Berko’s comments.

 

Berko is a professor of criminology and was selected by Netanyahu as a candidate in 2015 general election. 

 

Palestine has been recognized by many countries as an independent state but Palestinians are living under Israeli occupation since 1948.

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