Jerusalem Post: Hadash MK Agbaria: Hamas is not a Terrorist Organization
Hamas is a “liberation organization,” not a terrorist one, MK Afo Agbaria (Hadash) said Monday in an interview with the Knesset Channel.
According to Agbaria, Israel always has a list of “people they say are criminals” from Gaza, arrests them, and then, when the response is missile fire, Israelis complain unjustifiably.
“It’s one big Isra-bluff,” Agbaria said. “No one is even hurt by it or killed, but from one Israeli bomb 100, 1,000 people are killed.”
Earlier in the program, MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud Beytenu) walked out of the studio, because Agbaria compared the widow of Baruch Mizrachi, who was killed earlier this year by one of the 1,027 Palestinian terrorists released in exchange for then-captive soldier Gilad Schalit, to the wives of Palestinian prisoners.
“Why are we talking about Hadas Mizrachi? Is she different from the wives of Palestinians? Why don’t you think of the other side?” Agbaria asked.
The Hadash MK said of Mizrachi’s killer that “people are not born murderers. The situation in the territories is terrible. The occupation is the reason for it.
“No one is justifying murder, not of any person. I condemn it on both sides,” he said.
When asked to respond, Feiglin said “this is the time to leave,” and walked out demonstratively.
Later, Feiglin wrote on Facebook: “I will not legitimize through participation a conversation comparing IDF soldiers to Hamas murderers.”
“Instead of answering this false and despicable claim, I got up and left the studio. I call on MKs from across the political spectrum to boycott speeches of MKs who express such views,” he wrote.