Israel claims it's "to prevent direct or indirect economic assistance to the enemy by an enemy state," ignoring the grave injustice to a sizable minority because of their religion and ethnicity.
No legal or ethical basis justifies this action. It's collective punishment and a violation of Israeli Arab legal and collective rights. It's also another example of Israel's ongoing discrimination against its own citizens, a policy no democratic state should tolerate. But believing Israel is a democracy is illusory, a topic a forthcoming article addresses.
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