An Israeli member of parliament has come under fire for saying that Africans have no culture and that Israel should stop African refugees from having children.
The Israeli member of Israel’s Knesset or parliament (MP), Oren Hazan from the ruling Likud party, further said that Africans are not refugees but economic migrants.
The member of parliament was speaking during an interview that was posted on the Facebook page of his political party.
During an interview with Avi Yemeni, an Israeli-Australian pro-Israel activist, on July 27, Hazan further said that African immigrants were a threat to Israel and would destroy the country.
“If we don’t kick them out they will kick us out. We need to destroy the problem when it is still small,” said Hazan.
However, his comments and statements have not been condemned by the Likud party led by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Israel came under strong criticism for its mass deportation of Africans earlier in the year with protests breaking out in the country and human rights organisations condemning the move and the inhumane way the Africans were treated.
Earlier in the year Hazan’s interviewer, Avi Yemeni who is a rightist activist, also started a petition in Australia to help what he described as the “persecuted white minority” of South Africa stating that whites “were facing genocide” in the southern African country.