Two Arab Members of Knesset Receive Death Threats

Friday February 15, 2013 05:38 by Saed Bannoura – IMEMC News & Agencies

Two Arab members of Israeli Knesset (MK) received death threats sent in a form of a letter that was sent to the Al-Shams Radio. The letter says that MK’s Jamal Zahalka and Basem Ghattas are conspiring against “the Zionist Project and the State of Israel”, and described the MK’s as “traitors”.

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Zahalka (Left) Basel Ghattas And Mousa Thiab – Arabs48

The Arabs48 News Website reported that the letter was signed “Yoshoron Ben David”, and stated that “Arabs in the country are spitting in the well they drink from. As Arab parties are gaining power in the country, supporting the enemies of the state, we decided to act; therefore, the court has issued a death sentence against the above mentioned persons (referring to Zahalka and Ghattas).

The letter also claimed that Al-Shams Radio and other agencies “know very well the names of many other traitors but are not doing anything against them; the only means for those traitors to survive is to run to Egypt where they will be welcomed by the Muslim Brotherhood”.

The letter also indicated that the group issuing the death threats is not affiliated with any government agency, the army or the security forces, and that it is run by independent individuals.

It also said that “those sentenced to death are hereby asked not to be near citizens of the state so that innocent civilians do not get killed during the course of execution”, and added that some means that might be used in killing Zahalka and Ghattas could include poison, swine-flu, a sharp object falling on their heads, an explosion or a bullet to the head.

Head of the parliamentary bloc of the National Democratic Assembly, Mousa Thiab, informed the head of the security team at the Knesset of the contents of the letter, and demanded him to investigate the issue.

Also, journalist Jack Khoury filed an official complaint with the Police in Nazareth, and called on the Police and the intelligence agencies to take the death threats seriously, and to initiate an immediate investigation.

The National Democratic Assembly reported that hundreds of death threats were issued against Arab legislators over the last few years, but the Police never apprehended any suspect.

It also said that, even if the death threats were made by an insane or a lunatic person, the police must act and apprehend him as many crimes have been committed by insane persons.

The Assembly also said that there are many fundamentalist right wing groups in Israel that encourage, and even feed, racial discrimination against the Arabs in the country.



(Some) Examples of attacks by Jewish Colonists in Palestine

I emphasize, just some examples….
For a full overview see: Category Settler Violence


Jewish settlers write offenses against Jesus on Monastery – Oct 2, 2012

Zionist settlers attack 38 year old man in Majaz, Sept 16, 2012

3rd time in a week Havat Ma’on settlers chased palestinian kids – July 31, 2012

Settlers attack & wound 5 men, torch 400 olivetrees,kill 20 sheep July 7, 2012

Israeli settlers attack & torched a mosque in WB Palestine – June 19, 2012

Terrorist settler assassinates 2 Palestinians in Al-Khalil – June 17, 2012

Israeli colonists and occupation militia attack farmers in Tuqua – May 30, 2012

Israeli Settlers set olive trees on fire, shoot a Palestinian in ‘Urif – May 26, 2012

#JerusalemDay: settlers provocative march Al-Aqsa May 20, 2012

Settlers attack a school and injure 8 students – April 23, 2012

Masked Jewish settlers attack and stone Palestinians – Febr 28, 2012

Israeli Settler attack on Al-Aqsa and compound – Al-Quds – Febr 19, 2012

Israeli Settler Attack – Savages torch car and paint racist slogans – Febr 16, 2012

Israeli Settlers displaying their “Intelligence & Morals” – Febr 7, 2012

Illegal Settler raze & confiscate Palestinian land under protection of Israeli Army – Febr 6, 2012

Settler attack in Al-Janyeih: Anti Palestinian Graffiti – Febr 5, 2012

Jewish savage extremists destroy Muslim Graves on a cemetery in Beisan – Jan 25, 2012

Settlers torch a car of a 53 yr old woman in Tel Rumeideh – Jan 16, 2012

Cars & mosque vandalized in ‘price tag’ settler attack – Jan 11, 2012

Jewish settlers break into Muslim shrines to perform Talmudic rituals – Jan 6, 2012

lers torch 2 cars and a car wash station – Jan 4, 2012

Settlers Attack on a Mosque & 5 Cars – Dec 19, 2011

“Milchamah” – “War” Settlers attack a mosque Dec 15 2011

J’lem Mosque set alight in ‘price tag’ attack Dec 14, 2011

Settlers vandalize Muslim graves in Jerusalem – Nov 10, 2011

Christian & Muslim Cemeteries vandalized by zionists in Jaffa – Oct 7, 2011

Radical Jewish terrorists torch Mosque in Tuba – Oct 3, 2011

Settlers Cut Down 200 Olive Trees inh Qusra – Oct 6, 2011

Israel supplies weapons and training to illegal colonists in Palestine

The full album and resources about Settler Violence

Click to see the Album Ethnic Cleansing of Negev Bedouin

Click to see the Album House Demolitions

Click to see the Album Settlement Construction

Israeli attacks against Christians and holy sites


Essential information/resources

  • Israel Arms & Trains Illegal Settlers for Rampage in Occupied Palestine – In Photos
  • Leaked document “Operation Summer Seeds”: Israeli forces train & arm settlers to attack Palestinian protesters – Source
  • Netherlands blocks EU report about Settler Violence, The Rights Forum exposes it – Source & Translations
  • MP Barghouthi warns of massacres after Israel arms, trains settlers – Source
  • Israel gives settlers weapons for September- Source
  • How US “charities” break tax laws to fund Israeli settlements – EI
  • France’s JDL’s “Travel Agency” Call for “Militant Rampage Trip”- Source
  • Israeli settlers to be armed with dogs as well as tear gas and stun grenades – Source
  • Topic – Settler Terrorism – Source
  • Video – Settler Attack dogs of the West Bank | Video | Reuters.com



Still live in fairytaleland about Israel? Time to wake up: The Map of the “Greater Israel” even is hammered on their currency.

All facts storified and continuously updated. Read what Israeli ‘leaders’ have said and done even before (peace) talks and how their actions contradict the reality and ugly facts which they try to hide from you:

Israel. Not looking for Peace. Nor Talks. But this…



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