Arab MK banned from election over her support for the Muslim terrorist behind Nahariya massacre
Israel’s Central Elections Committee banned Arab MK Hiba Yazabak from running for the Knesset over her expressed support for Muslim terrorists.
The final ruling on the matter will be made by the Supreme Court.
The committee also disqualified the Mishpatei Tzedek party headed by Larisa Trembovler-Amir, the wife of PM Yitzhak Rabin’s murderer, Yigal Amir.
Voting 27-7, the committee accepted the petition filed against Yazbak by Likud MK Ofir Katz, who said that she has “systematically, for years, supported terrorists and spies who have committed horrific crimes against the State of Israel and its residents.”
Yazbak shared a Facebook post in which she called arch-terrorist Samir Kuntar
In 1979, when Kuntar was 16 years old, he infiltrated Israel on a rubber boat from Lebanon along with three other Muslim terrorists. The four came ashore in Nahariya, shot dead police officer Eliyahu Shahar and broke into the apartment of the Haran family. There, they took Danny Haran and his four-year-old daughter Einat hostage, while mother Smadar hid in a crawl space with two-year-old daughter Yael.
Father Danny and daughter Einat were taken ashore, where a firefight ensued between the terrorists and police officers who arrived at the scene. Kuntar shot Danny Haran to death, and then brutally smashed Einat’s skull with the butt of his rifle, murdering her as well.
Two-year-old Yael was accidentally smothered to death while her mother was trying to stop her from crying and revealing their hiding place.
Another police officer was killed, along with two of Kuntar’s cell members, in the gunfire that ensued.
Kuntar was jailed for almost 30 years and was freed in a terrorists’ release in 2008, in return for the bodies of IDF soldiers Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser.
In December 2015, 36 years after the Nahariya murders, Samir Kuntar was eliminated in an Israeli airstrike.