Labor MK Shelly Yachimovich calls on the government to cede control of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber, home to two terrorists who carried out a deadly terror attack at a Har Nof synagogue in Jerusalem this morning.
“[Jabel Mukaber] is an Arab village where we insisted on providing its residents with Israeli identity cards and making it a Jerusalem neighborhood,” Yachimovich writes on her Facebook page.
“Jabel Mukaber is not [part of] the State of Israel and should not be in Israel. Jabel Mukaber is where the murderers came from today. It is where the killers who perpetrated the massacre at Merkaz Harav [yeshiva], the tractor attack, the terrible attack on the bus at the Pat intersection.”
“After each murder and terrorist attack the villagers react with joyous celebration. I want to hear a plausible explanation from the right-wing fanatics — how does the fact that we have the [residents of Jabel Mukaber] as Israeli citizens living in a neighborhood of Jerusalem contribute to the security of Israel?”
Yachimovich adds that the “terrorists must be dealt with harshly, without sentiment; chase them and punish them.”
She contends however, that “at the same time, no military, police, interrogators, or our finest special units will be able solve the problem at the root of this bloodbath — the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which is neglected by the right-wing government, which treats it as if it was a minor incident in the country.”