Likud, Labor MKs file complaint against Arab MKs

MKs file joint complaint to Knesset Ethics Committee after 3 Arab MKs visit families of terrorists to 'harm Israel.'

Shoshana Miskin,

The Knesset (illustration)
The Knesset (illustration)
Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90

MK Ksenia Svetlova (Zionist Union) and MK Amir Ohana (Likud) joined together to file an official complaint to the Knesset Ethics Committee Thursday, after three MKs of the Arab Joint List party met this week with the family members of Arab terrorists

The complaint states that “the issue is not a matter of left or right, but rather a matter of terrible acts that harm the Jewish and democratic State of Israel.”

"I am not content with condemning the visit to families of the terrorists. Sympathetic coverage in Arabic media shows an increase in activities that harm Israel as a Jewish and democratic state. And so I filed a complaint to members of the Ethics Committee against the Balad faction of the Joint List," said Svetlova.

Ohana accused MKs Jamal Zahalka, Hanin Zoabi and Basel Ghattas of being open supporters of terrorism in the Israeli Knesset.

“There is no more question about which side they chose. ...The only benefit of their being in the Knesset is that the people of Israel better understand the views of the people who elected them to the Knesset – because they were not selected by Norwegians."

Ohana continued, “The problem is not the law - which unequivocally determines that (a supporter of terror is one who) explicitly or implicitly supports an armed struggle against Israel. The problem is in the interpretation of the Supreme Court, which until now repeatedly overturns decisions of the Election Committee and allows them to join the Knesset."




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