A conservative Israeli lawmaker said there can't be a Palestinian state because there's no "P" sound in the Arabic language.
"Palestine - There isn't even a 'P' in Arabic, so it's a borrowed term that's worth analyzing," Anat Berko said in the Knesset, Israel's parliament, on Thursday. "There is no 'puh' sound."
"Don't you have a brain?" one unidentified lawmaker asked, according to Israeli National News.
Berko belongs to the right-leaning Likud party, whose members tend to oppose the creation of a Palestinian state and advocate for Israeli settlements on Palestinian land in the West Bank. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a member of Likud.
The Times of Israel noted that although this is not a new observation, "it is not generally considered a serious political argument" against a Palestinian state.
Watch her comments in the video above.
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