Joint List chairman participates in conference with Fatah and Hamas

Likud party furious after MK Ayman Odeh participates via video in joint Fatah-Hamas conference against sovereignty.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Ayman Odeh
Ayman Odeh
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Joint Arab List chairman Ayman Odeh participated Thursday in a video conference with Fatah official Jibril Rajoub and senior Hamas official Saleh al-Arouri over the Israeli government's intention to apply its sovereignty over parts of Judea and Samaria.

Odeh's participation in the call set off a political firestorm in Israel, especially among right-wing politicians, who called for disciplinary measures against the Joint List chairman.

The Likud party said in a statement that "Odeh has reached a new low by participating today by participating in a conference call with Hamas members who call for the murder of Israelis. This is the man with whom Yair Lapid and [Moshe] Ya'alon wanted to form a government. There's no end to this disgrace."

MK Sharren Haskel stated: "The partners of Yesh Atid and Liberman's party are also the partners of Fatah and Hamas. Anyone who wants to establish a government with these partners does nothing less than put the security of the State of Israel in danger."

MK Michal Shir called on Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit to open an investigation into Odeh's participation in the conference.

According to MK Shir, "Odeh participated in a joint conference with the Fatah and Hamas terrorist organization. The participation of an Israeli MK in such a conference without expressing any opposition to violence is the same as incitement to terrorism. We must put a stop to this phenomenon in which MKs exploit their immunity to support armed struggle against the State of Israel."

Shir and MK Shlomo Karhi also submitted a complaint to the Knesset Ethics Committee against Odeh,



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