MK Dr. Michael Ben-Ari noted angrily Wednesday that police have yet to take any action against Arab MK Ibrahim Sarsour (Raam-Taal) who called on Arab countries to wage jihad for Jerusalem.
"The fact that the Israel Police have still not arrested this inciter is lunacy," said Ben Ari. "Knesset members incite to terror in the name of freedom of expression and the police are busy investigating Rav Yaakov Yosef
In a letter to the secretaries general of the Arab League and the Organization for Islamic Cooperation, Sarsour wrote that "The greatest danger to Al Quds [Jerusalem – Ed.] is and will remain the Israeli occupation, and there is no security to the Islamic and Arab character of Al Quds other than its liberation from the grip of the occupation and its return as a sister to holy Mecca and Medina."
In a call for direct action to "liberate" Jerusalem, Sarsour wrote: "Just as Al Quds issued a call to arms to its Ummah [Islamic nation] in the past, and the Ummah rose up in a permanent jihad until it liberated it [Jerusalem], so today it [Jerusalem] calls up that same Ummah. Will there be found in it those who were found in the past [and waged jihad]? In the matter of the responsibility [to liberate Al Quds] none of the Islamic Arab leaders shall escape this question, both in terms of history and in the afterworld. You must make [military] preparations for this answer."