Terror? No; 'gender crime'

MK Aida Touma-Sliman claims Ori Ansbacher murder a heinous crime and shouldn't stain struggle of 'Palestinian people'.

Mordechai Sones ,

Flash 90

MK Aida Touma-Sliman from the Joint Arab List asserts Ori Ansbacher was murdered and raped out of purely criminal motives.

"You have to call the crime by its name: The rape and murder of Ori Ansbacher is a crime on the basis of gender," she wrote in her Twitter account.

"If the criminal is Palestinian it doesn't make it less shocking; he cannot possibly be part of the struggle for national liberation.

"This government is the criminal when it uses Ori's murder to continue tarnishing the struggle of the Palestinian people with a heinous crime committed by one person," added the Arab Knesset member.

MK Robert Ilatov (Yisrael Beiteinu) responded to the words of Touma-Sliman: "Unfortunately, the State of Israel, which is dealing with terrorists who are trying to harm it from the outside, is also forced to deal with terrorists who try to harm it from within the Knesset. I suggest that MK Sliman look for another place to promote her destructive agendas," said Ilatov.

"The terrorist said in his interrogation that he left the house with a knife in order to harm the Jews. I apologize to the dear Ansbacher family for having to hear the ordure coming from the mouths of Knesset Members in Israel.

"The representatives of the Arab leadership in the Knesset, Ayman Odeh and Ahmad Tibi, didn't even bother to condemn the shocking murder. I have no doubt that you're representatives of terrorist organizations and your place is in the parliament in Ramallah and not in the Knesset."

Earlier today, members of the left-wing Tag Meir organization and Arabs from the Tekoa region arrived to console mourners at the Ansbacher home in Tekoa.