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Lapid to support Ghattas dismissal

Yesh Atid changes mind, will support initiative to implement the MK Removal Law in the case of Basel Ghattas.Hezki Baruch, Monday, 1:05 AM

Arab MK indicted for aiding Hamas

Attorney General presents charges against Basel Ghattas, Joint List MK who allegedly aided jailed Hamas terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/5/2017, 9:48 AM

Lapid has change of heart on Ghattas removal

After refusing to sign initiative to use MK Removal Law on MK Basel Ghattas, Yesh Atid now agrees to the move - if he is indicted.Elad Benari, 1/3/2017, 4:35 AM

Arab MK banned from Knesset

Basel Ghattas, who has been accused of aiding Hamas terrorists, barred from entering Knesset for half a year.David Rosenberg, 1/2/2017, 11:35 AM

'Obama and Ghattas both aided the terrorists'

MK Oren Hazan says President Obama and MK Ghattas both aided terrorists at the UN and in Israeli prisons, respectively.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2016, 5:53 PM

Ghattas: They are politically assassinating me

Arab MK suspected of smuggling cellular phones to terrorists claims investigation against him is “a political assassination”.Ben Ariel, 12/28/2016, 4:35 AM

Man who passed cell phones to MK Ghattas arrested

Ghattas smuggled the phones he had received to Hamas prisoners in jail.Tal Polon, 12/27/2016, 7:59 AM

MK Ghattas to be banned from voting in Knesset

Knesset legal adviser says MK Ghattas cannot vote in Knesset while under arrest.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2016, 7:40 PM

Police to search office of MK Ghattas

Knesset Speaker orders search of office of MK who smuggled cell phones to terrorists in prison.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/25/2016, 5:41 PM

Joint List head won't call on Ghattas to resign

MK Ayman Odeh refuses to call on Basel Ghattas to resign from the Knesset but says his actions are unacceptable.Chaim Lev, 12/25/2016, 4:04 AM

'Ghattas and associates are a threat to security of Israel'

Defense Minister hopes Supreme Court will allow Knesset to ban Balad party from running in elections after MK smuggled phones to terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/23/2016, 12:00 PM

Arrest extended for Arab MK suspected of aiding Hamas

Court extends arrest of MK Basel Ghattas by 6 days. Fellow Joint List MKs attend hearing.Hezki Baruch, David Rosenberg, 12/23/2016, 9:42 AM

Arab MK accused of aiding Hamas arrested

Basel Ghattas placed under arrest after losing parliamentary immunity.David Rosenberg, 12/22/2016, 10:22 PM

Report: Ghattas to give up his immunity

Report says MK Basel Ghattas will give up his parliamentary immunity even before a Knesset discussion on the matter.Elad Benari, 12/22/2016, 5:08 AM

How was MK Basel Ghattas caught?

The state authorized Ghattas to meet with convicted terrorists hoping to catch him redhanded smuggling cell phones - which they did.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/21/2016, 10:01 PM

'Smuggling cell phones to inmates a security risk? Nonsense'

Haaretz journalist says it is 'nonsense' that the smuggling of cell phones to terrorists in prison poses a national security risk.Ido Ben Porat, 12/21/2016, 9:35 PM

'MKs aiding terrorists is more widespread than just Ghattas'

Meir Indor, the head of the Almagor Terror Victim Association, warned that there are more MKs who use their immunity to aid terrorists.Hezki Baruch, 12/21/2016, 6:04 PM

MK Ghattas stripped of his immunity

The Knesset Committee approved the request of the Attorney General and removed MK Basel Ghattas's immunity, facilitating his arrest.Arutz Sheva, 12/21/2016, 3:32 PM

Will Arab MK be stripped of immunity?

Knesset House Committee to vote Wednesday on proposal to strip Arab MK of immunity following allegations of aiding Hamas terrorists.Hezki Baruch, 12/21/2016, 11:06 AM

Meretz MK: Ghattas should resign from the Knesset

MK Esawi Frej calls on MK Basel Ghattas to set an example and resign from the Knesset rather than wait to be kicked out.Ben Ariel, 12/21/2016, 5:11 AM

Former MK: Israel is deliberately acting against Arab MKs

Former MK Afou Agbaria, who once called for an intifada, claims the Israeli government is deliberately plotting against Arab MKs.Dalit Halevi, 12/21/2016, 3:12 AM

Liberman: MK Ghattas belongs in jail

MK Avigdor Liberman discussed the issue of MK Ghattas's actions as well as conscription issues and the length of army service.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/20/2016, 10:49 PM

Arab MK admits to smuggling cellphones into jail

MK Basel Ghattas (Joint Arab List) admitted smuggling cellphones and messages to security prisoners he visited in jail.Yoel Domb, 12/20/2016, 8:57 PM

MKs banned from visiting security prisoners

The Knesset House Committee voted, after heated debate, to ban the visits by MKs to security prisoners.Gary Willig, 12/20/2016, 6:04 PM

MK Ghattas questioned by police

Arab Knesset member questioned this morning on suspicion of smuggling phones to Hamas terrorists in prison.Hezki Baruch, 12/20/2016, 11:36 AM

Will United Torah Judaism oppose Ghattas’ dismissal?

Most members of the coalition, including Shas, joined the initiative to oust the Arab MK, but United Torah Judaism refused to sign on.Haim Lev, 12/20/2016, 10:46 AM

MK Dichter: Do not allow Ghattas into Knesset

Likud MK asserts that Arab MK suspected of trying to aid terrorists could facilitate terror attack if not barred from Knesset premises.Tal Polon, 12/20/2016, 8:25 AM

'Prevent terrorist visits by MKs'

Minister Regev to the Attorney General: Prevent visits by MKs to security prisoners, unless their belongings and bodies are searched.Hezki Baruch, 12/20/2016, 2:12 AM

Aymen Odeh: MKs cannot try Ghattas in a kangaroo court

Joint Arab List head Ayman Odeh referred to charges against his fellow MK Bassal Ghattas, claiming incitement against 'entire Arab populace'Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/19/2016, 10:33 PM

'Terror inciters should be in jail, not in Knesset'

MK Robert Ilatov, one of petitioners who tried unsuccessfully to disqualify Balad, says courts must act to stop terror incitement by MKs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/19/2016, 7:47 PM

Minister calls for removal of Arab MK suspected of aiding Hamas

Jerusalem Affairs Minister initiates removal of Arab MK who allegedly smuggled cellular devices to jailed Hamas terrorists.Shimon Cohen, 12/19/2016, 8:37 AM

Liberman: Joint List is actually the list of spies and traitors

Defense Minister vows to act to strip MKs from the Joint List of their citizenship, after MK Ghattas is summoned for questioning by police.Elad Benari, 12/19/2016, 4:12 AM

Did Arab MK help Hamas terrorists?

Prime Minister warns MK may have caused serious security breach.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/18/2016, 9:40 PM

Arab MK summoned for questioning

Police investigate Joint List MK Basel Ghattas for alleged security offenses.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/18/2016, 5:33 PM

Watch: Arab MK Ghattas defends terrorism against Israelis

MK justifies murders committed 'in passion of struggle against occupation,' Liberman demands 'fifth column' be banned.Ari Yashar, 2/11/2016, 5:17 PM

Shaked: Suspending extremist Arab MKs isn't enough

Justice Minister says Netanyahu's proposed law isn't the solution, calls to give ethics committee more power, disqualify Balad party.Uzi Baruch, 2/9/2016, 3:48 PM

Liberman: Punishment handed out to Arab MKs is a 'joke'

Yisrael Beytenu chairman says suspension of three Arab MKs who met families of terrorists will not deter them from repeating their actions.Elad Benari, 2/9/2016, 5:43 AM

Arab party head says Balad may be banned by 'fascism'

Odeh praises 'worthy' meeting between 3 MKs and terrorists' families, says 'radicals' in Knesset are 'dancing on our blood.'Ari Yashar, 2/8/2016, 12:16 PM

Arab MKs win: Terrorists' bodies to be returned for burial

After Balad MKs meet families of Jerusalem terrorists and promise return of bodies, government concedes to the demand.Ari Yashar, 2/8/2016, 11:22 AM

AG orders police to scope out pro-terror Arab MKs

On Netanyahu's orders to examine legal actions, Mandelblit tells police to gather information on meeting with terrorists' families.Hezki Baruch, 2/7/2016, 7:00 PM

Netanyahu proposes bill to oust pro-terrorism Arab 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, 2/7/2016, 5:25 PM

Arab MK says terrorists are 'martyrs'

In TV interview Basel Ghattas - who was among three Arab MKs who visited a terrorist's family - defends his actions.Hezki Baruch, 2/6/2016, 6:52 PM

Knesset Speaker urges public: submit complaints against Arab MKs

Edelstein urges citizens to submit complaints to Ethics Commitee against 3 Arab MKs who met with families of terrorist murderers.Hezki Baruch, 2/5/2016, 12:48 PM

Bereaved son livid over MKs' meeting with terrorist families

Micha Avni, son of 76-year-old Richard Lakin, calls for Arab MKs who met terrorists' families to be investigated for incitement.Ido Ben Porat, 2/5/2016, 3:13 AM

Netanyahu and Edelstein file complaint against Arab MKs

In an unprecedented move, Prime Minister and Knesset Speaker file complaint against Arab MKs who met with family members of terrorists.Ido Ben Porat, 2/5/2016, 12:14 AM

Right and Left unite: Complaint filed over extremist Arab MKs

MKs file joint complaint to Knesset Ethics Committee after 3 Arab MKs visit families of terrorists to 'harm Israel.'Shoshana Miskin, 2/4/2016, 10:34 PM

Knesset uproar as Arab MKs meet terrorists' families

Netanyahu promises repercussions, Liberman calls to expel 'terrorist' MKs from Israel, while Bennett says 'Arab public better than them.'Hezki Baruch, 2/4/2016, 8:06 PM

Knesset Ethics Committee: MKs not required to denounce terrorism

Ethics Committee rejects complaint against extremist Arab MK Basel Ghattas for not denouncing terror attacks.Hezki Baruch, 1/14/2016, 2:20 PM

Arab MK: Netanyahu is a 'racist' making 'fascistic' remarks

Basel Ghattas tells Hamas magazine Arab-Israelis will 'defend themselves' against attacks from the 'racist' Israeli government.Dalit Halevi, 1/4/2016, 10:58 PM

Calls to ban Arab MK who said Israel is a 'fascist' state

Grassroots group calls on chairman of Ethics Committee to sanction MK Basel Ghattas, who said Zionism should be outlawed.Shimon Cohen, 11/23/2015, 4:16 AM

Arab MK who snuck into Temple Mount gets silent treatment

MK Basel Ghattas was hoping to provoke the plenum but instead, Likud decided to ignore him.Gil Ronen, 10/29/2015, 5:21 PM

Netanyahu condemns Arab MK Temple Mount visit as 'provocation'

Netanyahu slams Ghattas's visit as a deliberate attempt to inflame tensions, but warned MKs to remain calm.Tova Dvorin, 10/28/2015, 2:07 PM

Livid MKs call to bar Arab MK from Knesset

Culture Minister Miri Regev notes Basel Ghattas's ascending the Temple Mount constitutes incitement - but will Edelstein listen?Tova Dvorin, 10/28/2015, 12:42 PM

Despite Netanyahu's ban, Arab MK visits Temple Mount

Extremist MK Basel Ghattas flouts ban on MKs, ministers visiting holy site in an effort to ease tensions, boasts 'Israel couldn't stop me.'Ari Soffer, 10/28/2015, 10:42 AM

Arab MK: Police Killed Jerusalem Stabber 'In Cold Blood'

MK Basel Ghattas defends terrorist as well as Arabs who harassed terror victim, calling them 'victims of abuse from settlers.'Cynthia Blank, 10/6/2015, 8:51 PM

Arab MKs to Visit Temple Mount to Protest Jewish Visitors

MKs from the Joint List to make mass visit in solidarity with violent Arab rioters at Judaism's holiest site.Tova Dvorin, 7/27/2015, 10:35 PM

MK Vows to Keep Working Against Israel in Hamas Magazine

MK Jamal Zahalka accuses Israel of suppression for stopping anti-Israel 'freedom flotilla' earlier this week.Dalit Halevi, 7/3/2015, 2:50 PM