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PA Parliament condemns Israel’s Jewish Nation-State Law, claims Palestinians are the original inhabitants of the land, and that Israel strips Israeli Arabs of their citizenship

Headline: "The [PA] Parliament discusses the latest political developments with the Italian consul"

"[PA] Parliament (Legislative Council) members Nabil Shaath, Bernard Sabella, and Sahr Al-Qawasmi yesterday [July 25, 2018] reviewed different viewpoints regarding some of the central issues in the Palestinian arena together with the Italian consul…
Shaath condemned the Israeli Parliament's decision in July 2018, which is a law that recognizes Israel as ‘the nation-state of the Jewish people,' which strengthens the policy of racial separation that Israel is carrying out, and through which it denies the right of citizenship and the rights of 20% of the inhabitants – the original Palestinians(sic., Arab citizens of Israel have not been stripped of their citizenship; see note below –Ed.)."

Nabil Shaath also holds the position of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Foreign Affairs and International Relations.

Jewish Nation-State Law – law passed by the Israeli Parliament on July 19, 2018, which codifies in Israel's Basic Law that Israel is the home of the Jewish nation with Jerusalem its capital, and the Hebrew calendar its official calendar. It establishes Hebrew as the sole official language and grants Arabic a special status, and it recognizes Jewish and Israeli holidays, memorial days, and the Jewish Sabbath as national holidays and days of rest - while guaranteeing the right of all Israeli citizens and residents to celebrate their holidays and days of rest.

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