Several Arab Knesset Members are “masked terrorists” who use the Knesset to incite violence, charged Likud MK Danny Danon.
He was responding to harsh anti-government statements by several Arab MKs on Monday, the 12th anniversary of Arab riots in northern Israel during which 13 Arabs were killed.
MK Taleb a-Sana of the Arab Ra’am-Ta’al party declared, “A country that murders its citizens and rewards their killers is a murderous, racist country. If the government does not act justly, we will make justice. If it does not punish the guilty, we will punish them.”
MK Danon said in reply, “Arab Knesset Members are terrorists in disguise.
“Those who made declarations against the country of Israel and incite for violence crossed all possible red lines. In any other country, they already would be sitting behind bars. These same Arab MKs are terrorists masked as Knesset Members.
“We cannot remain quiet while a terrorist cell develops in the Knesset."
Danon called for an urgent discussion in a full session of the Knesset on incitement, which he said has escalated recently. “We have to put a stop to this praise of ‘shahidim’ [martyrs], meetings with terrorists and the encouragement of violence against the country. This cannot be allowed.”
Anti-government activity among Arabs has been common in the past several years. Former Arab MK Azmi Bashara fled Israel in 2007 after being questioned by police on suspicion of aiding and passing information to Hizbullah in exchange for large sums of money n the Second Lebanon War in 2006.
Current MK Hanini Zoabi joined IHH terrorists on the May 2010 flotilla to Gaza that was stopped by the IDF, whose commandos were viciously attacked on the Mavi Mamara ship before the soldiers were able to overcome the attackers, nine of whom were killed.
She is a member of the Balad party, the same one that Bashara headed. Zoabi rejects the concept of a “Jewish state,” which she has labeled "inherently racist." She once lumped Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and former Prime Minister Tzipi Livni as part of “a bunch of fascists.”