Report: terror balloon lands in Knesset member's backyard

"They [the Palestinians] are still at it, we had two fires yesterday as well", he said, "there is no agreement and there is nobody in the cabinet that speaks Arabic and can understand them."

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September 15, 2018 17:13
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Haim Jelin.

Haim Jelin.. (photo credit: ARIEL BESOR)

 
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A terror balloon landed in the yard of the residency of Knesset Member Haim Jelin [Yesh Atid] in Kibbutz Be'eri on Saturday, the MK reported.

No one was injured in the incident.

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"They [the Palestinians] are still at it, we had two fires yesterday as well", he said in a statement, "there is no agreement and there is nobody in the cabinet that speaks Arabic and can understand them."

The MKs comments about Arabic present a jab at Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman who coined the slogan "Only Liberman speaks Arabic" in his 2009 campaign.

"I am not worried that a balloon landed in my yard", said Jelin, "I am worried that the cabinet does not have a clear policy when dealing with terror."  

Liberman, who speaks Russian, Hebrew and Yiddish but no Arabic, chose the slogan to express that he will be able to make clear Israeli demands to the Palestinians if elected.

In the 2009 elections his party became the third largest in the Knesset.  

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MK Jamal Zahalka [Joint List] made fun of Liberman in 2014 when he addressed him in Arabic, knowing full well Liberman will not be able to understand him.

Currently, there are 11 Cabinet members, not a single one speaks Palestinian Arabic, however, Interior Minister Arieh Deri speaks Moroccan Arabic according to his Knesset web site. 

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