Israeli Knesset “Ethics Committee “ decided to ban Arab members of
Knesset Jamal Zahalka and Ibrahim Sarsour from the Knesset for three
days over a trip they made to Syria about two weeks ago, Israeli
Zahalka, member of the National Democratic Assembly, arrived at the International Investigations Unit where he will investigated following a trip to Syria, Israeli Ynetnews reported.
Zahalka described the investigation as political and added that the objective of the visit is to advance peace and avoid war.
“This objective is worthy, we will not only go to Syria or Lebanon to advance peace, we will travel to the end of the world”. Zahalka said, “We are trying to save lives and prevent bloodshed”.
According to Israeli sources, Zahalka and Sarsour were “disciplined” for calling Israel's Defense Minister, Amir Peretz, a child killer, and for describing Likud chairman, Benjamin Netanyahu as a “criminal”.
The Ynetnews added that that committee decided that Sarsour be suspended for one Knesset session while Zahalka will be suspended for three.
The committee will also question former Arab member of Knesset, Mohammad Kan'an, later on Wednesday for the same claims.
Moreover, Arab members of Knesset Wasil Taha, and Azmi Bishara, from the Balad party, will also be questioned by the Israeli police over their recent visit to Syria.
Israel claims that the two were “guests of the Syrian President, Bashar Assad”, and that they expressed support for Syria and Hezbollah.