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PA daily reports on Israeli response to Israeli Arab MPs meeting terrorists' families

PMW released a report on Feb. 4, 2016 in Hebrew that documented that three Arab members of the Israeli Parliament met with families of terrorists who recently attacked and murdered Israelis, sparking a political storm in Israel.

: "Incitement campaign in Israel against Arab MPs due to their meeting with Jerusalem Martyrs' (Shahids) families"
"Three [Israeli] Arab MPs awakened the rage of the Israeli political echelon after they met with the families of those who carried out operations (i.e., terror attacks) against Israelis, or their representatives. The Balad Party, a member, together with other Arab parties, of the 'Joint List,' the third [largest] power in the [Israeli] parliament, clarified in a notice that the three MPs wanted to fulfill 'their obligation to help bereaved families regain the bodies being held by the Israeli authorities in a manner opposed to all humanitarian and international norms and laws,' and added that the holding of the bodies is ‘an act of revenge and injury to the families' religious and human feelings’... Balad condemned the incitement, which it described as 'crude and light-headed,' against its MPs. Balad stated in an announcement: '[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu and his choir have lost their senses in their call to banish the Balad MPs from parliament. However, we know that when the trumpets of Fascism incite against us, it means that we are protecting human values. Not returning the bodies (i.e., of the terrorists) is an act of revenge and injury to the families' religious and human feelings. We will not give in to Netanyahu, [Israeli Minister of Education Naftali] Bennett, and [Israeli MP Avigdor] Lieberman's incitement, and will not change our standpoint, even slightly."
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