A post on a Facebook page that carries the name of Israeli Basketball Player, Ido Kozikaro, reads âThere is nothing like celebrating the Pesach with âMatzah dipped in the blood of Muslim and Christian Palestinian childrenâ.Several Facebook followers of this page âLikedâ the post, while several âfansâ commented on the post in a sarcastic manner, including a Facebook user who said he wants âan invitation to this feastâ, the Maan news Agency reported.
Commenting on the racist statements, Arab Member of Knesset, Mohammad Baraka, said that this page seems to belong to Kozikaro and that it not just a fan page or group, adding that the page includes all of his information, private pictures, including pictures of family and children, and other personal info.
âThe place for this Nazi is prisonâ, Baraka stated, âAnd should Israel find out that this page is not Kozikaroâs, it should still implement the law, investigate this issue, and prosecute the offendersâ.
Baraka further stated that it seems racism became a natural issue in Israel, and that âsuch racism is the natural outcome when racists run the country, while the legal system fails to prosecute the extremist offendersâ.
He called on the Police Commissioner in the country âto apprehend the Neo-Nazis in Israel, and all emerging fascist activitiesâ.
Baraka further stated that if the authorities fail to act in a timely manner âthen what started in words will turn into action while Israelâs legal system is drowning in a conspiracy of silenceâ.
Commenting on the issue, Kozikaro wrote on his page that what was said is an unacceptable racism attributed to him, a bad joke and black humor taken out of context, and went on to wish happy holidays for all.