Im Tirtzu: Reprimand Arab MKs who visit terrorists

Following MKs' visit to home of convicted terrorist, Im Tirtzu calls for their parliamentary immunity to be revoked.

Yedidya Ben Or ,

Balad faction MKs
Balad faction MKs
Yonatan Sindel/Flash 90

The grassroots Zionist organization Im Tirtzu joined the chorus Sunday of those demanding the parliamentary immunity of three Arab MKs be revoked in the wake of their meeting with the families of terrorist murderers. 

MKs Jamal Zahalka, Hanin Zoabi and Basel Ghattas of the Balad faction of the Joint List all went to visit last week the family of the terrorist behind the shooting and stabbing attack on a bus in Jerusalem last October. 

Three Israelis were killed in the attack in the capital's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood and several more injured. 

Im Tirtzu sent letters to the head of the Knesset Ethics Committee as well as to the Attorney General. 

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday called for the MKs to be ousted from the Knesset, saying that he will be pursuing legal action against the three Arab MKs. 

"I try to imagine what would happen in the British Parliament or the US Congress if MPs or members of Congress would stand at silent attention for murderers of British or American citizens," he charged. "I think that there would be a very major outcry and rightly so."

The Attorney General is set to determine this week as to whether or not legal action can be taken against these MKs.

It should be noted that Zoabi already received a fine as well as a governmental probation earlier on Sunday for her actions in 2014 in which she called Arab police officers "traitors". 

Micha Avni Lakin, son of the murdered Richard Lakin, said during an interview with Walla! News that "the MKs' attendance at the home of the terrorist is itself incitement, and passes a message to other would be terrorists that it is good to kill Jews."