The girl who spat at Knesset Member Ahmad Tibi (United Arab List-Ta’al) following a political debate at Bar-Ilan University on Sunday said she would “not do anything differently” and outlined the extreme rightist doctrine that guided her.
“Maybe it’s not politically correct and may seem a bit disgusting, but some people deserve it,” she told Ynet on Monday after a video of the incident was released. “(Tibi) should say thank you; he deserves much worse; he deserves a death sentence. There have to be people who give the enemies of Israel what they deserve.”
The girl, who is familiar to the Hilltop Youth in the West Bank, has participated in various activities against African infiltrators and the evacuation of settler outposts.
During the debate between Tibi and MK Arieh Eldad (Otzma LeYisrael), the Arab lawmaker insisted that the Arabs have a right to the Land of Israel. The crowd called him a “terrorist,” and guards escorted Tibi out of the debate hall through a side room for his protection. It was at this point that the girl approached the MK and spat at him.
“I think it is a disgrace that a Knesset member who incites to murder Jews is respected and allowed to sit on a stage like that instead of being kicked out of the Knesset,” she told Ynet.
“He claims a Jewish state should not exist, that they have ownership over the land and that Rabbi Meir Kahane – ‘yemach shemo (may his name be erased)’ – was a terrorist, while he himself incites to murder and calls on his supporters to become shahids (martyrs). I thought it was a disgrace that no one was doing anything about it,” she explained.
Tibi said in response to the incident, “I will not be daunted and will go anywhere, even if there are racists there. I will make my voice and that of the Arab public be heard with my head held high.”