Netanyahu proposes bill to oust pro-terror MKs

After 3 MKs pay comfort visit to families of 'martyr' terrorist murderers, PM proposes bill for 90-MK vote to suspend them.

Hezki Baruch,

Binyamin Netanyahu
Binyamin Netanyahu
Emil Salman/Haaretz/Flash 90

In a meeting with Coalition-member party heads on Sunday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu outlined a new bill of his allowing the Knesset to suspend an MK due to improper conduct.

The suspension will come into effect if a wide majority of 90 out of the total 120 MKs support it, in a similar mechanism to the current law to suspend a President, Knesset Speaker or Deputy Knesset Speaker.

Netanyahu's bill is a plan to take action against Arab MKs Hanin Zoabi, Jamal Zahalka and Basel Ghattas of the Joint List's Balad faction, who last week raised outrage after they met with the families of Arab terrorists who recently launched murderous attacks.

Defending their actions, the Arab MKs later called the families "bereaved families," and called the terrorists who died while murdering Israelis "martyrs."

The Prime Minister on Sunday morning at a Cabinet meeting had promised to take action, saying he would do all he could to ban the three MKs of the Joint List, the third largest party which holds 13 mandates.

In his comments Netanyahu referenced the "three Balad MKs going to comfort the families of murderers, people who murdered Israeli citizens."

Likud MK Oren Hazan told Arutz Sheva earlier on Sunday that "the behavior of the terrorists from Balad who went to visit the families of animal-like people is not just crossing a red line, but rather actual treason towards the state of Israel."

"The time has come to find the way to throw them not only out of the walls of the Knesset, but out of the borders of the state, thrown to Syria with the traitor (fugitive Balad founder Azmi) Bishara."


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