The delegation of Israeli Arab MKs and members of the Arab Monitoring Committee from Israel will be meeting with Libyan leader Muammar Kaddafi today, Sunday. The delegation of 40 participants left Amman for Tripoli on Saturday for the historic meeting, which has resulted in much criticism in Israel, with opponents questioning how lawmakers are permitted to travel to a hostile nation and meet with its leader.
The participants will reiterate their alignment with the Arab world despite being Israeli citizens, with MK Dr. Ahmed Tibi emphasizing the historic significance of the event.
The MKs taking part in the delegation have indicated that are confident they will not face criminal charges for their actions despite the fact they did not seek approval for the trip to a nation that does not maintain diplomatic ties with Israel.
(Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)