Mar 23, 2019 13:21 UTC
  • Malaysian PM Mahathir: Israel ‘a state of robbers’

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has dubbed Israel as “a state of robbers”, saying his country enjoys friendly relations with every country in the world except the illegal Zionist entity.

“We are not against Jews but we cannot recognize Israel because of its occupation of Palestinian land,” Mahathir said in remarks aired by local broadcasters during his three-day visit to Pakistan.

“You cannot seize others’ lands, and form a state. It’s like a state of robbers,” he added.

His remarks came a day after US President Donald Trump said it was time to recognize Syria's Golan Heights, occupied since 1967, as Israeli territory.

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