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  8/19/2014, Av 23, 5774

Ethics Committee: Balad MKs Didn't Request Permission for Qatar Trip


Chairman of the Ethics Committee, MK Yitzhak Cohen (Shas) told Israeli newspaper Israel Today that the three Balad MKs who traveled to Qatar never sought approval from the Ethics Committee, as required by the Knesset Rules of Procedure.

"It is an extremely serious matter, when Knesset members travel to a country that supports terrorism and is providing aid to Hamas, and even more the case now, during Operation Protective Edge," Cohen stated. 

MK's Yifat Kariv (Yesh Atid) and Alex Miller (Israel Beytenu) turned to Cohen yesterday, requesting an inquiry into the matter to determine who exactly financed the the Qatar expedition for the Arab MKs, and to see if they had received the necessary authorizations to make the trip.