MK Danon Proposes Bill: Oust MK Who Incites

MK A-Sanaa calls Hamas Gaza leader on his cellphone and lets him address a subversive rally at the Erez crossing. MK Zahalka:Barak is like a Nazi.

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Hana Levi Julian and Gil Ronen, | updated: 17:19

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Erez Crossing
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Following an apparent act of brazen incitement by MK Taleb a-Sanaa at the Erez Crossing Thursday, MK Danny Danon announced that he had formally proposed a law that would make it possible to oust a serving Knesset Member for inciting against the State of Israel.

"A-Sanaa's place is not in the Knesset or in the Palestinian Authority but in the Hamas leadership,” Danon said. “The act of incitement which he initiated does not require the launching of an investigation but immediate dismissal from his position in the Knesset. I hope that the bill will pass quickly so that we can quickly throw out the terror supporters and inciters from the Knesset.”

Public Security Minister Yitzchak Aharonovitch demanded that MK a-Sanaa (United Arab List – Ta’al) be charged with supporting a terrorist organization after he used his cell phone to allow Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh to speak publicly at an anti-Israel demonstration. The event was held at the Erez Crossing, through which dozens of Arab residents of Gaza enter Israel on a daily basis in order to obtain medical treatment at Israeli hospitals.

The demonstration, organized by the Higher Arab Monitoring Committee, a body composed of radical leaders of the Arab citizens of Israel, marked the first anniversary of Israel’s counter-terrorism Operation Cast Lead in Gaza. That operation was launched on December 27, 2008 to silence eight years of constant rocket and mortar fire that Gaza terrorists had rained down upon the residents of the western Negev.

Public Security Minister Yitzchak Aharonovitch demanded that A-Sanaa and another Arab Knesset Member be charged with a series of crimes ranging from insulting a public official to supporting a terrorist organization.

Aharonovitch called on Attorney General Menachem Mazuz to file the charges against MK Jamal Zahalka (Balad) after he publicly insulted Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Thursday by comparing him to a Nazi. Zahalka proclaimed during a protest outside a crossing into Gaza that Barak "enjoys classical music and killing children in Gaza.”

MK Zahalka added that the Kassam rockets which “supposedly came from Gaza” were fired “because of Israel’s policies against the Palestinians” and accused the government of “starving Gaza.”

Israel Foots Bill for Call
A-Sanaa facilitated an address by Hamas terrorist leader Ismail Haniyeh, who called the MK’s cell phone in order to address the demonstration via the phone over a loudspeaker from Gaza. Haniyeh told the demonstrators, “We are proud of the Palestinian citizens of the 1948 territories who have come to identify with us."

“We send a greeting to all the members of parliament, to Sheikh Raed Salah [leader of the northern branch of the Israel Islamic Movement – ed.] and to all the people who have come to express their support for us,” Haniye added. “We will surely meet at the Al-Aqsa mosque and in Jerusalem, which will remain Arab and Islamic!” 

A spokesman from Aharonovitch’s office had harsh criticism for the Arab MKs. “We cannot accept a situation in which every person, let alone a Knesset Member in the State of Israel, serves as a pipeline for a terror organization whose only goal is to destroy the state. There is a limit to cynicism… Even the bill for the phone the call was made on is paid by the State of Israel,” he pointed out.