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Meretz MK condemns Ashkelon Arab worker ban

MK Issawi Frej (Meretz) urges Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shimoni to overturn his decision to discontinue construction at building sites across the city where Arab Israelis are employed, calling the public figure’s orders racist.

“Shimoni’s decision to prevent Arab Israelis from working is racism at its worst form,” Frej says, according to Haaretz.

MK Issawi Frej (Meretz) in Tel Aviv, July 03, 2014. (photo credit: Melanie Lidman)
MK Issawi Frej (Meretz) in Tel Aviv, July 03, 2014. (photo credit: Melanie Lidman)

“Using a poor excuse of ‘sense of security,’ Shimoni wishes to cleanse Ashkelon of Arabs and contaminate the city with racist anti-Semitism,” Frej says.

He adds that he called on officials, including Interior Minister Gilad Erdan, ” to publicly condemn Shimoni and demand that he overturn his decision, along with all of its consequences.”

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