Arab Party Used Tax Funds to Honor Marmara Terrorists
The Arab Ra'am-Ta'al faction took its public contempt for the state of Israel to new heights this year when it used public taxpayer funding to pay for engraved plaques, which it awarded to six terrorists who took part in the assault on IDF soldiers on board the Mavi Marmara.
The 5,000 shekel payment was placed under the item for "expenditures for maintaining contact with the party's supporters and voters," according to a State Comptroller report on Knesset members' expenditures.
The Turkish IHH terrorists on the Marmara tried to kill IDF soldiers who boarded the ship. Nine of them wound up being slain themselves by the Navy commandos.
The obviously subversive and anti-Zionist parties Balad and Ra'am-Ta'al have been disqualified by the Elections Commission from running for the Knesset but reinstated by the High Court under President Dorit Beinisch.
The former head of the Balad party, Azmi Bishara, left Israel after the Shin Bet discovered that he had advised Hizbullah precisely where to fire its rockets during the Second Lebanon War.
Attempts to censure Balad's Hanin Zouabi, who was actually on board the Marmara, were stymied by MK Shelly Yechimovich, who now leads Labor.