"A person is a murderer even if he committed murder just once in his life, so that's what we can call the army, which murders occasionally and not every day of its life," MK Zoabi said during a discussion of a proposed law authorizing the education minister to ban left-wing organizations from entering schools.
"IDF soldiers are not murderers," the committee's chairman, MK Yakov Margi, responded before ordering Zoabi to leave the room. "They are operating in an impossible reality."
MK Anat Berko of Likud shouted at Zoabi, "You won't call IDF soldiers murderers, you and your terrorist friends." Berko was removed from the meeting too after ignoring the chairman's request to be quiet.
"Is it appropriate to say that all Arabs are murderers? What kind of comparison is that?" MK Shuli Moalem of the Bayit Yehudi faction said. "IDF soldiers are dealing with a difficult situation, which you people are creating. Terrorists are getting killed because of their actions. You should be ashamed of yourself."