A number of Israeli Knesset members have called for the assassination of the former Arab MK, Azmi Bishara, on the grounds that "he is a terrorist". The call was made during the first reading of the "Azmi Bishara Bill", which seeks to approve the stripping of Dr Bishara of his parliamentary pension.
Bishara had, in April 2007, resigned from the Knesset after the launch of an investigation against him by the Israeli authorities, who accused him of passing information to Lebanon's Hizbullah.
The parliamentary session was marked by a heated exchange between Arab and Jewish Knesset members when Jewish MKs called for the killing of Bishara. MK Michael Ben Ari said that the fate of Bishara must be like that of Al Mabhouh and Moghneya.
In the same session, other Jewish MKs condemned Arab MKs, Jamal Zahalka and Haneen Al Zou'abi, and pledged to throw them out of the Israeli parliament.
Source: Quds Press