A video posted on social media platforms showed an unknown man setting fire to the tree before fleeing the scene.
The Knesset is by no means a malfunctioning parliament, but that its legitimation function is of the highest importance.
"The more Jews and Arabs hate each other—the more he earns," the parliamentarian said. "His only hope is our despair."
Tibi called upon President Reuven Rivlin and Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit to take a stance against incitement.
In past weeks, there have been widespread protests among Israeli Arabs against the rise in violent crime in the Arabic sector.
The two sides reportedly agreed on the need to assign more policemen to the Arab communities, as well as a police operation to collect illegal weapons.
The protesters set out from the Galilee and Negev in a convoy of vehicles toward Jerusalem, where they were scheduled to demonstrate outside the Prime Minister’s office and other ministries.
The minister spoke against "Arab culture", saying: "A mother can give her approval to her son to murder the sister because she is dating a man who the family does not like."
"Netanyahu, as prime minister, is responsible for the spilling of blood and the rampage of weapons and gangs."