Israel and the threat of the Palestinian womb

Israel and the threat of the Palestinian womb

Israeli leaders – including the openly racist Ayelet Shaked – have been openly discussing strategies to slow Palestinian population growth. The Palestinian birth rate, higher than that of Israeli Jews, is a “threat” to the Jewishness of the state.

by Osama Tanous, reposted from Middle East Eye, October 25, 2022

On Tuesday, I woke up to a shocking video sent by a colleague who works as a physician in the Naqab. The video, which was circulating widely on social media platforms and WhatsApp groups, showed Gideon Sahar, the head of cardiothoracic surgery at Soroka Medical Center ccin Beersheba, directing a question to Israel’s far-right interior minister, Ayelet Shaked.

At a meeting of the Jewish Home party, he asked Shaked about the “problematic population”, referring to Palestinian citizens of Israel. “Regarding the matter of population growth and the more problematic population, we face a kind of paradox,” Sahar said.

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