Raja Za'atra at a press conference on December 12, 2018.

Raja Za'atra at a press conference on December 12, 2018 ..
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    Yisrael Beiteinu MP Oded Forer on Thursday criticized the Haifa municipality for appointing Raja Za'ra, a member of the local Hadash party, to the city's civil defense committee.

    "I guess the previous storm did not help Haifa understand who's walking in their halls," said Forer, "and they decided to give him the biggest prize a terrorist fan could hope for: information class A. "
    Referring to a bill proposed by his party that prohibits those who support terrorism from sitting in the Knesset, Forer said the law would be extended until "Za'atra and his ilk can not set foot in City Hall ".

    Likud MP Nava Boker wrote to Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit and asked him to prevent the appointment of Za'atra.

    "This country already had spies working among us," Boker said, referring to former Israeli-Arab MP Azmi Bishara, who fled Israel and now resides in Doha (Qatar), as well as to the US. to former energy minister Gonen Segev, sentenced on Wednesday for serving Iranian intelligence services. .
    "The State of Israel must do everything in its power to prevent such things from happening again," she said.

    The appointment of Za'atra as deputy mayor of Haifa provoked outrage after statements in support of Hamas and Hezbollah terror organizations. In the end, he resigned and ceded the role to Haifa Hadash's second party candidate, Shahira Shalabi. Za'atra is still a member of the city council.

    The Civil Defense Committee is responsible for the municipal preparations for a Hezbollah rocket attack or a large-scale terrorist incident, making the decision to name Za'atra "bizarre", said a senior official. Haifa City Council.

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