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Pictures of Terrorists Hang in Israeli Arab City

Complaint filed against the mayor of Baqa al-Gharbiyye, after signs showing terrorists who murdered an IDF soldier are discovered.
By Elad Benari, Canada
First Publish: 4/11/2014, 9:02 PM

Pictures of terrorists in Israeli-Arab city
Pictures of terrorists in Israeli-Arab city
Courtesy of bereaved families

Bereaved families have filed complaints against the mayor of the Arab city of Baqa al-Gharbiyye, located in northern Israel near Hadera, after discovering signs around the city which show the terrorists who murdered soldier Moshe Tamam in 1984.

The signs read, "Today you, tomorrow all the prisoners" and "You returned as heroes."

Moshe’s brother Oren Tamam, who filed the complaint, said on Friday, "The serious actions of the mayor of Baqa, who turned a blind eye as the families of the murderers or their representatives put up the signs, are incitement to violence."

"Praising violence can actually cause more violence. We expect that the police will initiate an investigation and find the perpetrators, and that the Municipality of Baqa immediately remove all the signs from around the city,” added Tamam.

Moshe Tamam was only 19 years old when he was murdered. He disappeared while on a short vacation from the IDF, and his body was found several days later with a bullet in his chest. An investigation revealed that he was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists from Baqa al-Gharbiyye.

Meanwhile, some 200 Arabs demonstrated on Friday afternoon in front of the Gilboa Prison, demanding the release of Israeli Arab terrorists who were arrested before the Oslo Accords.

The demonstrators waved PLO flags and called on Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas not to give in to Israel.

The PA has demanded that the next batch of terrorists released by Israel include Israeli-Arab citizens.

On Thursday, Jewish Home chairman Naftali Bennett announced that his party will leave the coalition if Israel agrees to release Israeli-Arab terrorists as part of a framework agreement to extend peace talks.

While the last batch, including the Israeli-Arab terrorists, was cancelled last Thursday after the PA violated the conditions of the peace talks by turning to the United Nations, Israel has not ruled out their future release, saying a discussion on the issue will be held.

(Arutz Sheva’s North American Desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically on all Arutz Sheva articles, however, is Israeli time.)