An Arab lawmaker is accused of helping an Palestinian suspect flee
Lawmakers in East Jerusalem are accused of aiding a suspect leave, according to Israeli police. Joint List Party leader Ahmad Tibi’s party accused police of “provocation” for sending cops to a church where Shireen Abu Akleh’s family were meeting.
A Palestinian man was detained by police on Thursday for allegedly throwing a “suspicious object.” Video from the Palestinian community of Beit Hanina shows Tibi approaching the cops, disputing with them, and then shielding the Palestinian suspect from them.
While Tibi is arguing with the police, the suspect can be seen leaving, but he was quickly apprehended.
Tibi claims that the man was able to get away for a second time. When the legislator wasn’t there, he posted a video of the suspect departing. Eventually, the culprit was apprehended.
It is unacceptable for a public figure to interfere in police work, especially when they are expected to set an example. That is what the police believe happened when they stated they condemned Tibi’s behaviour and accused him of abusing his parliamentary immunity.
He claimed that Tibi’s actions was inappropriate, and that if he had any concerns about police conduct, “he can come directly to me.” the Israeli public security minister said.
Joint List argued that police presence near the church was provocative and accused them of attempting to beat and arrest young people who had come out in support of the family of the deceased.
An earlier summons to Abu Akleh’s brother on Thursday had ordered him to disrupt the burial procession of his sister if unrest broke out.
Tibi, who followed Abu Akleh to the station, claimed the police “wanted to hear about the funeral arrangements and warned against flags and slogans.” “It’s as if anyone could control this.” No, we aren’t discussing the death of a journalist.