The Israeli Fifth Column
An Arab member of the Israeli parliament has openly advocated kidnapping Israeli soldiers. (Hat tip: LGF readers.)
Knesset Member Wasal Taha, corresponding publicly with internet surfers on the Arabic-language IslamOnline site, said he repeatedly advised PA terrorists to battle and kidnap Israeli soldiers.
MK Zevulun Orlev (National Religious Party), who last week submitted a bill to negate Knesset membership to MKs who support terrorists, said that Taha’s “traitorous” remarks are further proof that Israeli democracy must protect itself.
According to a report in Maariv newspaper on Sunday, Taha told surfers on Thursday that he repeatedly advised the PA Arabs to stop shooting and targeting civilians, and to concentrate on IDF targets. An English translation of Maariv’s Hebrew translation of Taha’s Arabic words:
“We told them more than once that the Palestinians, who are subjected to murder and ongoing crimes on the part of the Israeli army, have two options: One is to explode and kill civilians - and these are much easier operations. The second option is the military option, in the framework of which a military unit from the resistance [i.e., terrorist infrastructures - ed.] is established in order to break into a military camp, clash with the soldiers and battle them and take them and the conquest into captivity.”
Taha also had words of advice for the PA on the publicity front, saying that the kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit should not be called “kidnapped” but rather “imprisoned” or “captive.” Taha said, “Kidnapping is an act carried out by gangs, terrorists, and the like. But ‘captive’ means that [it is carried out by] an organized, legitimate group that makes decisions. Israel is trying to present our resistance as something less - as terrorism, murder, and kidnapping - in order that the diplomatic circle will be closed to it.”