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February 5, 2016 11:17 am

Arab Knesset Members Under Fire for Meeting With Terrorists’ Families

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 Joint List MK Haneen Zoabi, pictured, is one of the Arab MK's who met with the families of late Palestinian terrorists. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Joint List MK Haneen Zoabi, pictured, is one of the Arab MK’s who met with the families of late Palestinian terrorists. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said Thursday that they plan to file personal complaints with the Knesset’s Ethics Committee against Arab MKs Hanin Zoabi, Jamal Zahalka, and Basel Ghattas, who met with the families of late Palestinian terrorists earlier this week.

The lawmakers, who are from the Balad faction of the Knesset’s Joint Arab List party, met with the terrorists’ relatives on Feb. 2, one day before Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas held a similar meeting in Ramallah.

The Palestinian Ma’an News Agency reported that the meeting “observed a moment of silence in the memory of the shahids (martyrs)…and it was positive and relaxed,” adding that the main issue discussed was the families’ demand that Israel return the remains of 11 Palestinian terrorists killed during the current surge of violence.

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“Israeli MKs who visit the families of terrorists who murdered Jews are not worthy of their Knesset seat. I have asked the Knesset speaker to see what actions can be taken against them over this disgrace,” Netanyahu said Thursday.

Edelstein said the meeting constituted “outright incitement and encouragement to commit murder. This meeting was a gross infringement against the Knesset and the State of Israel.”

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  • Jonah

    As a very astute prophet once said, a dog returns to its vomit!

  • nat cheiman

    What dont you understand about Arabs and palestinians?
    They are brothers and will support each other.
    Arabs should not be ion parliament (knesset). In fact they should be expelled from Eretz

  • Michael Levy

    The Arab members of the Knesset who visit the relatives of the terrorists are obviously in agreement with what the low life terrorists did. This is a disgrace and a slap in the face against Israel! Rather “export” these people. together with their families, to the countries from which they,or their predecessors originate from and let them live amongst the murderers which they so admire!
    Let the world then criticise Israel which it does no matter what Israel does. Israel must worry about Israel and not about the aliens which live within its borders.

  • Mickey Oberman

    “Edelstein said the meeting constituted “outright incitement and encouragement to commit murder. This meeting was a gross infringement against the Knesset and the State of Israel.”

    How true.

    The Knesset should rid itself of these traitorous vermin.

    Israel should rid itself of these traitorous vermin.

  • Abram Poczter

    The Knesset Arabs met to discuss return of the bodies of killed murderers. Bibi has to relax and do the right thing return the bodies with a pig head in each of the bags. This ought to reduce the rush to 72 hubris’

  • z

    They, their Jihadistani party and its supporters, should not only be removed from the Knesset but removed from the country. But this nonsense will never be properly addressed. All we’ll get is all we ever get — empty words and empty gestures.

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