Knesset Security Chief Yosef Grif decided on Wednesday to assign a security detail to Arab MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad), after she received death threats for justifying the kidnapping of three Israeli teens last Thursday.
Grif informed Knesset Chairman Yuli Edelstein (Likud), the police and other sources of the decision.
Zoabi raised a storm on Tuesday by saying of the Hamas terrorist kidnappers in a radio interview: “they are not terrorists, I do not agree with you! They have seen no other way to change their reality and they have to resort to these measures until Israel sobers up a bit and feels the suffering of others.”
The Arab MK reiterated her statements in an interview Wednesday morning, saying she “cannot see (the kidnappers) as terrorists,” and refusing to say that she would see the act as terrorism even if the three boys turned out to have been murdered.