Israel’s interior minister threatened to strip an Israeli Arab lawmaker of his citizenship for backing hostage-taking of Israeli soldiers. Wasil Taha of the Balad Party told an Islamic affairs Web site that Hamas’ June 25 kidnapping of Israeli Cpl. Gilad Shalit was self-defense.
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