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Knesset votes down Kfar Kassem memorial bill

CM 27/10/2021


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The Knesset plenum voted 93 to 12 on Wednesday against a bill to establish a national day of mourning to commemorate the victims of the 1956 Kfar Kassem massacre in which 48 Arab Israelis were shot dead by Border Police officers.
In the stormy debate, the bill’s sponsor, Joint List MK Aida Touma-Sliman, said if the coalition defeated the bill, it would prove the left-wing parties in the government are merely a “paper tiger” with no real influence.
Meretz Minister Esawi Frej told the plenum that his own family members were killed in the massacre. He said the Joint List was raising his own bill from the past in an effort to embarrass him.
“Shame on you for trying to use my family’s pain to get a few votes,” Frej said in an anguished voice.
Touma-Sliman responded that she was not trying to home or shame anyone but to insist on justice for the victims.

 Regional Cooperation Minister Esawi Frej. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST) Regional Cooperation Minister Esawi Frej. (credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST)

“You are sitting in the government quietly, at the expense of your people who you are not helping at all,” she said to Frej.
Education Minister Yifat Shasha-Biton said the bill was not needed, because the Kfar Kassem incident was studied in schools.

Source: Jerusalem Post

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