Israeli minister enraged
by Israeli-Arab party Hadash’s video
glorifying terrorist murderers,
as was exposed by Palestinian Media Watch
Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Israel’s Minister of Public Security and Strategic Affairs Gilad Erdan was enraged when he saw Palestinian Media Watch’s exposure of the Israeli-Arab party Hadash’s video glorifying terrorist murderers.
PMW submitted a complaint to the Israeli police against the party over its video, which included the hashtag "#The_[hunger_]strike_of_dignity" and the pictures of four Palestinian arch-terrorists:
In response to Hadash’s glorification of these terrorists, Minister Erdan addressed the Israeli Arab Parliament Members of Hadash – “the Democratic Front for Peace and Equality,” questioning their ethics and understanding of “democracy”:
Abdallah Barghouti, prepared explosives for terror attacks in which 67 civilians were murdered
Marwan Barghouti, planned terror attacks in which at least 5 civilians were murdered
Karim Younes, kidnapped and murdered an Israeli soldier
Ahmad Sa'adat was the head of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and has been praised on Palestinian TV broadcasts for planning the murder of Israeli Minister of Tourism Rehavam Ze'evi
Posted text: “[Israeli Arab] Hadash Party, what has not already been said about you? What red line have you not crossed? This time, as part of your solidarity with the terrorists’ hunger strike you chose to praise despicable murderers who are responsible for the deaths of dozens of Israelis. Yes, yes, a party in the Israeli Parliament praises accursed terrorists.
On the official Arabic Facebook page of the Hadash Party, this video was posted that glorifies terrorist murderers including:
Abdallah Barghouti, who was responsible for the terror attacks at the Moment Café, Hebrew University, Allenby Street in Tel Aviv, and more; Marwan Barghouti, who was convicted of murdering 5 civilians and of planning many additional terror attacks; Karim Younes, who was responsible for the kidnapping and brutal murder of Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg of blessed memory; Ahmad Sa'adat, who was responsible for the murder of [Israeli] Minister of Tourism Rehavam Ze'evi of blessed memory; Fuad Al-Shubaki, who was responsible for bringing the Karine A weapons’ ship – disgusting murderers that must end their lives behind bars.
You praise them? You seriously call yourselves the ‘Democratic Front for Peace and Equality?’ Glorifying arch-murderers is democracy? These murderers are even hunger striking and demanding improvements in the conditions of their imprisonment. I will not hold any discussion with terrorists! They want to strike – let them strike. The strike will not cause any change, but perhaps the video that again exposes the [true] face of the Arab Parliament members will cause the [Israeli] Supreme Court to understand next time who we are talking about and to throw them out of the Parliament.
(Video courtesy of Palestinian Media Watch)”
[Facebook page of Israeli Minister of Public Security and Strategic Affairs
Gilad Erdan, April 20, 2017]