National Union Knesset Members Yaakov (Ketzaleh) Katz and Aryeh Eldad, and Yisrael Beiteinu MK David Rotem, accused three Arab legislators who are at the Fatah-Hamas unity signing of being disloyal to the State of Israel.
MKs Ahmed Tibi, Taleb a-Sanaa and Mohammed Barakeh accepted invitations to attend the ceremony. It is not yet known if they will simply observe or also will participate in the signing of the agreement between Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas’ de facto Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh.
European Union Foreign Policy chief Catherine Ashton also was invited but is not attending, ostensibly because she is in New York at the moment.
MK Katz called on Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin to intervene because the Knesset should “condemn the traitors, the murderers and collaborators who want to annihilate Israel.”
MK Rotem stated that the participation of the Arab MKs “is a slap in face of the State of Israel and people of Israel. Hamas is a body calls for the destruction of Israel, and not ready to release kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit, who has been in their hands for five years.”
He said they are visiting legislators who show loyalty to Hamas and are disloyal to Israel. “It’s time these Knesset members will become members of the parliament of the Hamas axis and leave the Israeli Knesset.,” he added.
MK Eldad hoped that the Arab MKs will remain in Egypt and not return to Israel. "It would best for the People of Israel to thoroughly recognize these representatives of Israeli Arabs in the Knesset and understand they support Hamas and identify with the worst of our enemies. They always participate in celebrations of happiness after the murder of Jews.”