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Terrorists tried using drones to smuggle cell phones into prison

Palestinian Arabs attempted to pilot drone carrying cell phones over prison walls. Phones would have been used to plan additional attacks.

Terrorists tried using drones to smuggle cell phones into prison

New bill: 'The Basel Ghattas law'

Yisrael Beytenu MK proposes legislation to prevent deduction of a third of sentence for prisoners convicted under anti-terror law.

New bill: 'The Basel Ghattas law'

Yesh Atid faction head refuses to join anti-Zoabi effort

MK Ofer Shelah refuses to join in Yesh Atid's efforts to boot Hanin Zoabi from the Knesset.

Yesh Atid faction head refuses to join anti-Zoabi effort

Indictments for Israelis who smuggled cell phones to terrorists

Prosecutors hand indictments to five employees of prison canteen company who smuggled cell phones to jailed Arab terrorists.

Indictments for Israelis who smuggled cell phones to terroristsplayer

Regev: The New Israel Fund is helping terrorists

Culture Minister blasts far-left NGO umbrella organization for its ties to Arab ex-MK convicted of aiding jailed terrorists.

Regev: The New Israel Fund is helping terrorists

Ghattas enters prison on Sunday

Former MK will enter the Gilboa Prison to serve two-year sentence after being convicted of aiding jailed terrorists.

Ghattas enters prison on Sunday

Ghattas: I don't apologize

Former MK forced to resign after he tried to smuggle cell phones to terrorists in Israeli prison remains unapologetic over his actions.

Ghattas: I don't apologizeplayer

Arab MK sentenced to 2 years in jail for aiding terrorists

Disgraced former MK smuggled cell phones to terrorists, including murderer of Moshe Tamam.

Arab MK sentenced to 2 years in jail for aiding terrorists

Lapid: Joint Arab List will never be in my government

Yesh Atid chief blasts Joint List party, calls MK Zoabi and former MK Ghattas 'haters of Israel'.

Lapid: Joint Arab List will never be in my government

Court convicts MK Basel Ghattas

Prosecution submits plea bargain signed by Ghattas in which he admits to the crimes with which he is charged.

Court convicts MK Basel Ghattas

Here's how traitorous MKs will be punished

Jewish Home MK proposes law revoking all workplace rights from MKs charged with endangering the State.

Here's how traitorous MKs will be punished

'Ghattas deal sends the wrong message'

Criminal law expert Ornat Cameron criticizes plea bargain signed with MK Ghattas.

'Ghattas deal sends the wrong message'

Arab MK resigns from Knesset

M Basel Ghattas submits resignation letter as part of plea bargain, will be replaced as MK within 48 hours.

Arab MK resigns from Knesset

Indictment submitted: Ghattas to resign on Sunday

MK Basel Ghattas is to submit his resignation to the Knesset as part of a plea bargain, after an amended indictment was submitted.

Indictment submitted: Ghattas to resign on Sunday

'Ghattas sentence is too light'

Nationalist MKs denounce plea bargain with MK Basel Ghattas.

'Ghattas sentence is too light'

Pro-Hamas MK to retire from Knesset, serve 2 years in jail

Arab MK who aided jailed Hamas terrorists to leave Knesset, serve two years in prison under plea bargain agreement.

Pro-Hamas MK to retire from Knesset, serve 2 years in jail

Ghattas to MKs: Don't impeach me

MK Basel Ghattas calls Knesset members to stop impeachment procedure against him.

Ghattas to MKs: Don't impeach me

'Liberman is an immigrant from Moldova, Arabs own the land'

Arab parties fume at Liberman's Facebook post placing Arab MKs in new Palestinian Authority state.

'Liberman is an immigrant from Moldova, Arabs own the land'

Report: Prosecution seeks 3 year sentence for MK Ghattas

State Prosecutor preparing plea bargain arrangement with MK Basel Ghattas.

Report: Prosecution seeks 3 year sentence for MK Ghattas

'Revoke salaries of MKs indicted for security offenses'

MK Mickey Levy proposes law to deal with 'absurd' situation where MKs indicted for offences such as aiding terrorists, receive salaries

'Revoke salaries of MKs indicted for security offenses'

Will MK who aided terrorists face lesser charges if he resigns?

Deal reportedly in the works to allow Joint List MK Basel Ghattas to resign and face reduced charges after smuggling phones to terrorists.

Will MK who aided terrorists face lesser charges if he resigns?

Impeach Ghattas? Not so fast

Knesset Legal Adviser says request to impeach MK Basel Ghattas needs to include the reasoning for the request.

Impeach Ghattas? Not so fast

Impeachment proceedings against MK Ghattas begin

Knesset Speaker receives 72 signatures from MKs required to begin first ever impeachment proceedings against Arab MK.

Impeachment proceedings against MK Ghattas begin

Arab MK indicted for aiding terrorists questioned over fraud

Arab MK who smuggled cell phones to terrorists questioned over fraud and money-laundering investigation.

Arab MK indicted for aiding terrorists questioned over fraud

Lapid to support Ghattas dismissal

Yesh Atid changes mind, will support initiative to implement the MK Removal Law in the case of Basel Ghattas.

Lapid to support Ghattas dismissal

Arab MK indicted for aiding Hamas

Attorney General presents charges against Basel Ghattas, Joint List MK who allegedly aided jailed Hamas terrorists.

Arab MK indicted for aiding Hamas

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.

Lapid has change of heart on Ghattas removal

Arab MK banned from Knesset

Basel Ghattas, who has been accused of aiding Hamas terrorists, barred from entering Knesset for half a year.

Arab MK banned from Knesset

'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.

'Obama and Ghattas both aided the terrorists'

Ghattas: They are politically assassinating me

Arab MK suspected of smuggling cellular phones to terrorists claims investigation against him is “a political assassination”.

Ghattas: They are politically assassinating me

Man who passed cell phones to MK Ghattas arrested

Ghattas smuggled the phones he had received to Hamas prisoners in jail.

Man who passed cell phones to MK Ghattas arrested

MK Ghattas to be banned from voting in Knesset

Knesset legal adviser says MK Ghattas cannot vote in Knesset while under arrest.

MK Ghattas to be banned from voting in Knesset

Police to search office of MK Ghattas

Knesset Speaker orders search of office of MK who smuggled cell phones to terrorists in prison.

Police to search office of MK Ghattas

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.

Joint List head won't call on Ghattas to resign

'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.

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

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.

Arrest extended for Arab MK suspected of aiding Hamas

Arab MK accused of aiding Hamas arrested

Basel Ghattas placed under arrest after losing parliamentary immunity.

Arab MK accused of aiding Hamas arrested

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.

Report: Ghattas to give up his immunity

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.

How was MK Basel Ghattas caught?

'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.

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