Arab wedding singer arrested for song praising murder of family

Wedding band performs song praising terrorist who murdered 3 members of Salomon family at their Shabbat table.

AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Salomon house following stabbing attack
Salomon house following stabbing attack
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Israel has arrested an Arab wedding singer after he performed a song about a terrorist who fatally stabbed three Jews in Halamish, an Arab NGO said Wednesday.

The singer was among four Arabs arrested on Tuesday in the city of Ramallah, three of whom perform in a band together, a Palestinian Prisoners Club spokeswoman said.

PA media said the band, led by singer Mohammed al-Barghouti, had been singing about Omar al-Abed, the terrorist who stabbed to death the three members of the Salomon family as they sat around their Shabbat table last month.

A video of the band performing the song, which praises Abed, has been posted on social media.

"I heard the sound of the machine-gun in the Arab village Kobar... It's Omar who crossed the woods and carried out the operation," the lyrics say, referring to Abed's hometown.

The Israeli army did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Al-Abed's mother was convicted for incitement after praising her son's murderous act. Several other members of the terrorist's family were convicted for failing to report the crime after it was determined that they knew of al-Abed's intentions to murder Jews beforehand.