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PM Netanyahu Confers with the Attorney General Regarding MKs Who Meet with Families of Terrorists

aviAt the start of the weekly cabinet meeting on Sunday, 28 Shevat, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the meeting that recently took place involving Arab Members of Knesset Hanin Zoabi, Dr. Ahmed Tibi, Basel Ghattas, and Jamal Zahalka, who met with families of terrorists that perpetrated attacks in Israel in the ongoing wave of Palestinian terrorism.

The Prime Minister said, “The second act that we have seen in recent days was three Balad MKs going to comfort the families of murderers, people who murdered Israeli citizens. I believe that most citizens of Israel feel that these MKs do not represent them. We are making great efforts and great investments in order to integrate Arab citizens in Israeli society and they are doing the complete opposite. They are building walls of hatred. I try to imagine what would happen in the British Parliament or the US Congress if MPs or members of Congress would stand at silent attention for murderers of British or American citizens. I think that there would be a very major outcry and rightly so.

“I spoke with the Attorney General and asked him to consider taking legal action against these MKs. I would like to examine new and reinforced legislative changes to ensure that anyone who acts in this direction – will not serve in the Israeli Knesset. I think this is an important statement as to what kind of society we want. At the same time, I will today, together with Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, submit a complaint to the Knesset Ethics Committee. I expect all members of the opposition who are also rightly clamoring for justice in this matter to support these proposals”.

(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)

2 Responses

  1. Good job. This isn’t the first time arab MK’s have been doing this, but I hope that something will be done to make sure arab MK’s think very hard about doing this stunt again because it will be a one way ticket out of the knesset.

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