Hadash MK Dov Khenin (Joint List) slammed Channel 20 for hosting a friendly interview with far-right terrorist Yitzhak Gabai who was sentenced to over three years in prison for torching the Hand in Hand School in Jerusalem in 2014.
The right-wing television channel drew Khenin’s ire after it broadcast a live interview with the fascistic Jewish terrorist who expressed no regret for his arson attack on a Jewish-Arab school and cheerfully recalled details of the incident. The interview with Gabai was “disgraceful,” Khenin tweeted. “An outrage! Laughing about the torching of a school,” he wrote.
Gabai and his brothers Nahman and Shlomo Twitto were found guilty in September 2015 by the Jerusalem District Court of starting a fire at the Hebrew-Arabic bilingual school. The brothers also spray-painted slogans of incitement on the school’s walls: “There is no coexistence with cancer”; “Death to Arabs”; and “Kahane was right,” a reference to the late rabbi Meir Kahane, a mentor of the Jewish fascist and racist movements Kach and Kahane Lives. The three brothers were activists in the far-right Lehava organization, which is inspired by the teachings of Kahane.