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MK Strook: Why Close Highway for Terror Funeral?

Funeral of terrorist who died in jail was accompanied by armed Palestinian Authority forces.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 2/25/2013, 2:59 PM

MK Orit Strook
MK Orit Strook
Israel news photo: Flash 90

MK Orit Strook (Bayit Yehudi) said Monday that security forces should not have closed off a section of Highway 60 in order to allow Jaradat's funeral to pass through it.

The funeral was accompanied by armed Palestinian Authority forces and had the trappings of a military funeral.  

"The Minister of Defense must ensure that the fabric of life of Israeli citizens in Judea and Samaria is not harmed because of the violent Palestinian rioting," Strook said. "Instead, he does the opposite."

She accused the government of surrendering to terror.

There was violence in different locations throughout Judea and Samaria during the funeral.