Knesset Speaker: Complain 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 ,

Yuli Edelstein
Yuli Edelstein
Flash 90

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein (Likud) on Friday morning called on Israeli citizens to file complaints to the Knesset Ethics Committee against the three Arab MKs who met this week with the families of terrorist murderers.

The three MKs are Hanin Zoabi, Jamal Zahalka and Basel Ghattas of the Joint List party's Balad faction.

"I call on every citizen who feels harmed by the conduct of a Knesset member to submit a complaint to the Ethics Committee," said Edelstein.

"The Knesset is the house of the people. It listens to them and works for them, and therefore it is the right of everyone who was harmed to contact it (the Knesset) for clarification," added the Knesset Speaker.

Among the terrorist family members the three MKs met with was the father of Baha Alian, who together with another accomplice conducted the lethal shooting and knife attack on a bus in Jerusalem's southeast Armon Hanatziv last October, murdering 78-year-old Haim Habib, 51-year-old Alon Guvberg and 76-year-old US immigrant Richard Lakin.

Edelstein's statement came after he spoke on Friday morning with Micha Avni, the bereaved son of Lakin. Avni asked Edelstein what he could do in light of the meeting, to which he was told that he could submit a complaint to the Ethics Committee.

In an unprecedented move, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Edelstein on Thursday announced they would file a personal complaint with the Knesset Ethics Committee against the three Arab MKs.

Likewise MKs Ksenia Svetlova (Zionist Union) and Amir Ohana (Likud) said they too would file a joint complaint with the Ethics Committee against the MKs.

For the website for with instructions for filing complaints click here.

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