Bishara, who left Israel nearly three weeks ago, is under investigation for suspected collaboration with the enemy during the Second Lebanon War last summer.
“If we don’t wake up now, we will have to fight for our independence again very soon. It will be a second war for independence against Israel’s Arabs who will be supported by Hamas,” Hasson said.
“A few years ago, the Balad movement was comprised of 200 intellectuals. Today it has three Knesset members and an open relationship with Hizbullah and Syria while we are in a war situation. This is unheard of.”
Hasson blamed Israel for “turning a blind eye” to the MK’s connection with the country’s enemies, while Arab movements were publishing articles calling for readers not to accept Israel as a country for the Jewish people.
“Under the auspices of democracy … we are responding passively and facing the process of growing agitation amongst Israel’s Arabs who are not willing to accept the fact the country is a Jewish one.
“Qassams are fired at us, and we remain silent. Enormous amounts of weapons are smuggled into Gaza, and we remain silent. The Arabs interpret this passivity as weakness.
“We must send Haniyeh a clear message: Gilad Shalit is to be released unconditionally and immediately. We’ve already paid the price by allowing the leaders to stay alive.
“If Gilad Shalit is not released immediately, we must collect that price from the commanders and leaders of terror by physically eliminating them, no matter what their position may be,” Hasson said.