Liberman slams Arab MKs support of Palestinian prisoner

By JPOST.COM STAFF
February 21, 2012 18:36

Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman criticized Arab MKs on Wednesday for their support of a Palestinian prisoner who is also a member of Islamic Jihad, accusing them of representing terrorist organizations.

"I hear about Arab MKs from all sides standing at the head of demonstrations in support of a terrorist from Islamic Jihad on hunger strike," Liberman said at an Israel Beiteinu faction meeting in Jerusalem. "Still, I don't see one of them trying to ringing any bells about the murder of thousands in Syria."

"Who do they represent?" Liberman asked.

Liberman was referring to Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan, who was arrested December 17, 2011 but was never charged. Adnan agreed on Tuesday to end his hunger strike if Israel completed a criminal investigation by April 17. Israel also agreed that if no new evidence was raised in the case against Adnan, the state would discontinue his administrative detention.

"This is treason in the Arab nation, treason against the citizens of Syria and the State of Israel," Liberman commented.

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