A post on a Facebook page that carries the name of Israeli Basketball Player, Ido Kozikaro, reads â€śThere is nothing like celebrating the Pesach with â€śMatzah dipped in the blood of Muslim and Christian Palestinian childrenâ€ť.Several Facebook followers of this page â€śLikedâ€ť the post, while several â€śfansâ€ť commented on the post in a sarcastic manner, including a Facebook user who said he wants â€śan invitation to this feastâ€ť, 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.
â€śThe place for this Nazi is prisonâ€ť, Baraka stated, â€śAnd should Israel find out that this page is not Kozikaroâ€™s, it should still implement the law, investigate this issue, and prosecute the offendersâ€ť.
Baraka further stated that it seems racism became a natural issue in Israel, and that â€śsuch racism is the natural outcome when racists run the country, while the legal system fails to prosecute the extremist offendersâ€ť.
He called on the Police Commissioner in the country â€śto apprehend the Neo-Nazis in Israel, and all emerging fascist activitiesâ€ť.
Baraka further stated that if the authorities fail to act in a timely manner â€śthen what started in words will turn into action while Israelâ€™s legal system is drowning in a conspiracy of silenceâ€ť.
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.