The aide to Arab MK Masud Ganaim had his entry permit to the Knesset temporarily revoked by its security chief, after guard overhears remarks & reports them.
• MK Ganaim said, “I strongly condemn these comments, but [my aide] claims he said it in jest.”
Knesset Security Chief Yosef Griff on Wednesday revoked the entry permit to the Knesset for an aide to Arab MK Masud Ganaim (Ra’am-Ta’al).
Khaled Bashir, Ganaim’s parliamentary aid, was overheard in conversation recently by a Knesset security guard saying: “We’ll slaughter 50 Jews” at the soccer game next Sunday between Beitar Jerusalem and Bnei Sakhnin.
The security guard quickly reported Bashir’s comments to the police and to Griff, who summoned the two for a hearing and consulted with Knesset legal adviser Eyal Yanon. It was decided to temporarily revoke Bashir’s entrance permit to the Knesset.
After an inquiry into Bashir’s statement is completed, it will be decided whether to reinstate his entrance permit or revoke it permanently.
Ganaim called his aide’s remarks “unfortunate.”
“I strongly condemn these comments, but [Bashir] claims he said it in jest,” Ganaim said.
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