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ONLY IN ISRAEL: Arab MK who says terrorists are ‘martyrs’ actually has his salary paid by the Jewish Israelis he seeks to destroy…and nothing is being done to stop him

In TV interview Basel Ghattas – who was among three Arab MKs who visited a terrorist’s family – defends his actions.

By Hezki Ezra


MK Basel Ghattas of the Arab Joint List party defended his recent visit, along with two other Arab MKs, to the family of a terrorist responsible for the murder of three Israelis in Jerusalem

In an interview with Israeli TV late Friday afternoon, Ghattas even went so far as to describe terrorists slain while murdering Jews as “martyrs.”

Ghattas dismissed the¬†uproar over his and his fellow Arab MKs’ actions as “24 hours of incitement and racism.”

“There are bodies (of terrorists from) Jerusalem which have not been returned for four months already, and we were asked by the parents to intervene,” he explained.

“They didn’t have anyone to turn to, so they turned to us, and over the past month and a half we have spoken to whoever we needed to on the subject,” Ghattas added. “I personally spoke to (Internal Security Minister) Gilad Erdan in the presence of other ministers and he assured that he would release the bodies.”

When asked how he would respond if Jewish MKs met with the families of Jewish terrorists, Ghattas responded: “Ayelet


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