'Nakba Bill' passes Knesset vote in third reading

March 23, 2011 01:46


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The Knesset passed Tuesday in the second and third reading the "Nakba Bill," Israel Radio reported. Thirty seven Knesset members voted in favor of the, while 25 were opposed.

Arab factions, as well as members from the Hadash and Meretz parties, slammed the initiative, written originally by MK Alex Miller (Yisrael Beiteinu). Israel Radio reported MK Taleb a-Sanaa (United Arab List) as saying that Arab citizens of Israel would continue to commemorate Nakba Day, adding that they should not be considered guilty of a crime.

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