Naftali Bennett Criticizes Israeli Arab MKs for Remaining ‘Silent’ As Palestinians Incite Over Temple Mount

AP/Ariel Schalit

The Jerusalem Post reports: Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett accused Joint List lawmakers of supporting and inciting terrorism in a speech to the Knesset on Wednesday.

“For 10 days, we have been witness to an intentional heating up of the situation by Palestinian factors and some Israeli Arabs,” he said, specifically mentioning Joint List MKs Haneen Zoabi and Ahmad Tibi, as well as Sheikh Raed Salah, head of the Islamic Movement’s Northern Branch .

Bennett accused them of spreading an “antisemitic blood libel against Israel.” “You know that the Temple Mount is open and those who want can pray. Why don’t you say the truth, that the State of Israel is keeping it secure and there is no attempt to change anything?” he asked. “Blood is being spilled, and you remain silent.”

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