Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman.Reuters

Israeli hawkish foreign minister Avigdor Lieberman has called for the beheading of Israeli Arabs who are not loyal with the State of Israel in an election rally address.

"Those who are with us deserve everything. Those against us, it cannot be helped, we must lift up an ax and behead them - otherwise we will not survive here," he said, according to Channel 2.

It's not the first time the outspoken ultra-nationalist leader, who lives in an illegal settlement in the occupied West Bank, has made chilling comments on the Arab citizens of the state of Israel.

In November last year, he proposed that the country's Arabs be offered financial incentives to move to a future Palestinian state.

During Sunday's rally, he said that Israeli citizens who raise a black flag on Nakba day "should get out of here and I would willingly and with great pleasure hand them over to Abu Mazen [Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas]".

Nakba Day, meaning "catastrophe day", commemorates the displacement and dispossession of more than 800,000 Palestinians (67% of the population) that preceded or followed the 1948 Israeli Declaration of Independence.

The Palestinians who were expelled by force from their homes are still prevented from returning. Figures released by the Ramallah-based Central Bureau of Statistics show that the number of registered Palestinian refugees are 5.3 million, living in UN-run camps in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Lieberman's comments came after prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will not cede any territory to the Palestinians ahead of elections next week.

"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that any evacuated territory would fall into the hands of Islamic extremism and terror organizations supported by Iran. Therefore, there will be no concessions and no withdrawals. It is simply irrelevant," read a statement released by his Likud party.