By DANIEL SIRYOTI
(Israel Hayom via JNS) – Arab Israeli terrorist Rushdi Hamdan Abu Mukh was released from prison on Monday, April 5, upon completion of his 35-year prison sentence. According to local media reports, following his release, Abu Makh, a member of a cell that abducted and murdered Israeli soldier Moshe Tamam in 1984, returned to his home in Baka al-Gharbiyeh, where locals waving Palestinian flags were waiting to welcome him. The former leader of Israel’s Ra’am Party Ibrahim Sarsur, who served as a Knesset member from 2006 to 2015, attended the homecoming.
In an interview with Army Radio , Moshe Tamam’s brother Oren demanded Israel strip Abu Mukh of his citizenship.
“We live a 10-minute drive from him. This bastard has been receiving support from the Palestinian Authority for decades. We could see this human scum in the mall near our house,” he said.
“We were shocked by the pictures of the celebrations of joy in Baka al-Gharbiyeh, with P.A. flags. It is as if the country is paralyzed. He is a despicable killer. He has blood on his hands,” he said.
Abu Mukh is one of the Palestinian Authority’s highest-paid terrorists, according to Palestinian Media Watch’s report on Ramallah’s pay-to-slay program.
On Facebook, Moshe’s niece Ortal said her family had asked Israeli Interior Minister Arye Deri to revoke Abu Mukh’s citizenship over a year ago but that Deri had refused to meet with them.
In a Facebook post Israeli Transportation Minister Miri Regev said, “There is nothing more moral and right than the Tamam family’s demand to revoke the citizenship of the despicable terrorists who murdered the late Moshe Tamam.”
Right-wing NGO Im Tirtzu condemned the homecoming parade as “disgraceful,” saying that such a celebration “all but dances on the graves of those murdered.”
“The law states that anyone expressing sympathy, support or encouragement for acts of terror is punishable by up to five years in jail. This event did not take place in Syria or in the Gaza Strip but in Israel. We call on the public security minister to take action, and we urge the interior minister to exercise his authority and revoke this heinous killer’s citizenship without delay,” the group said in a statement.