73 MKs sign petition to keep Palestinian refugees out of Israel

Seventy-three Knesset members, including eight ministers, signed a petition Wednesday that would stop Palestinian refugees from entering Israel. Likud MK Yisrael Katz, who authored the petition, said that the signatures of a majority of the 120 MKs would create a "reality in which there would be absolutely no negotiations that would allow Palestinian refugees into Israel." A number of coalition MKs from Kadima, Shas, and the Gil Pensioners Party signed Katz's petition.