APARTHEID, ISRAELI STYLE.
DETAILS OF THE CLASS SYSTEM.
The following four distinct classes of “citizenship” can be found within the present borders of Israel.
Class “A” citizenship : Jews.
Privileged access to the material resources of the State and the social as well as the welfare services of the State. Are able to utilize the 93 per cent of pre-1967 Israel, controlled by the Land Agency. Note that no-one can actually purchase the Agency land and that it is leased to Jews only.
Class “B” citizenship : Non Jews/Arabs.
Taxpayers and citizens with voting rights. Are denied the right to utilize the 93 per cent of pre-1967 Israel controlled by the Land Agency. They are also denied equal access to water and social and welfare services. Are generally not permitted to serve in the military which means they are automatically denied the many social and welfare services available to those who complete compulsory (for Jews) military service.
Class “C” citizenship : Non Jews/Arabs.
Taxpayers and citizens with voting rights, but classified as “absentees”. Comprises some 200,000 persons. Are denied the right to utilize property in 93 per cent of pre-1967 Israel. They are also denied equal access to water and social and welfare services. They have also been denied all rights to their own property (lands, houses, corporations, shares, bank accounts, bank safes, etc.) that they owned until confiscated by the Jewish state. This theft was made “legal” by the Absentees Property Law of 1950.
Class “D” citizenship : Non Jews/Arabs.
Taxpayers, but without voting rights. Comprises some 3,000,000 persons. Are also denied the right to utilize or buy property anywhere in pre-1967 Israel. Have no access to social and welfare services. Many (mostly those who once lived in pre-1967 Israel) have had all their property confiscated by the Jewish state without compensation and have been forced to live in ghettos spread throughout two areas that today resemble concentration camps.
Information From “Israel: An Apartheid State” (Zed Books, London and New Jersey, 1987) by Uri Davis.