'Don't allow hate-fest'

MK Berko hopes police will use law she initiated and passed to prevent terrorist's funeral in Umm al-Fahm from becoming incitement event.

Mordechai Sones,

Berko
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Flash 90

MK Dr. Anat Berko (Likud) expressed hope this morning that the police would prevent the terrorist's funeral in Umm al-Fahm from turning into a blatant nationalist demonstration, using a law she initiated and approved a few months ago.

"Now that the terrorist from Umm al-Fahm was neutralized in Jerusalem yesterday, will Hamas and PLO flags again be seen and nationalistic slogans heard at a mass funeral? (Yes, for those who have forgotten, these are the same flags we saw in Tel Aviv last week ...)," she wrote on her Facebook page.

"I've said this in the past and I'll say it again aloud: Terrorists should get a donkey's funeral in the night without being seen," she added.

"My law, which I passed last summer, with the support of Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, won't allow a hate-fest to be enjoyed by thousands of people," she said.

"The law stemmed, unfortunately, from the hate and incitement festival we saw in Umm al-Fahm when they buried the three vile murderers from Umm al-Fahm, citizens of the State of Israel, who murdered our two policemen: (Command Sergeant Major Hayil) Satawi and (Command Sergeant Major Kamil) Shanaan. (our Druze brothers).

"A year ago, the terrorists' funeral in Umm al-Fahm was a terror exhibition and subverted the sovereignty of the State of Israel. Unfortunately, the horror show was possible at the time, following Adalah's petition to the Supreme Court. I thank our security forces who acted quickly yesterday and prevented a disaster by neutralizing the terrorist, who it's now claimed was mentally disturbed ... Apparently the disturbance triggered a lust for murder when he happened upon a policeman on duty.

"Now, thanks to the law passed by the Knesset, the Israel Police will make sure the funeral procession won't again become a defiant and offensive act by Arab citizens from Umm al-Fahm against the state they benefit from so much and enjoy and wouldn't want to replace with any Arab country - and they know why!" concluded Berko.




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