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Nationalist MKs to Burn PLO Flags at Local UN HQ

MKs Eldad and Ben Ari will set flags alight at UN Jerusalem HQ to protest PA statehood vote.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 11/28/2012, 4:33 PM

Aryeh Eldad
Aryeh Eldad
Israel news photo: Flash 90

Knesset Members Aryeh Eldad and Michael Ben Ari of the Power to Israel faction have announced plans to burn PLO flags in the course of a protest Thursday afternoon.

The protest is planned to take place at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, outside the UN Headquarters at Armon Hanatziv in Jerusalem, during the UN General Assembly vote in the Palestinian Authority's  request for observer state status.

Other candidates on Power to Israel's Knesset list will be on hand, including Baruch Marzel. Aryeh King and Itamar Ben Gvir.

MK Eldad explained that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu should have reacted forcefully against Mahmoud Abbas's unilateral move at the UN. Instead, he said, he is behaving like "a dishrag."

"Israel must declare immediately that the meaning of the unilateral Arab step is the annulment of the Oslo Accords," he added. It is not enough to vote against Mahmoud Abbas's proposal at the UN, he said, the PA must also be declared illegal, and its flags be burned "from the moment they asked for recognition as a state."