The National Ethics Committee of the Israeli Bar Association has launched an investigation into a complaint filed by Member of Knesset Itamar Ben Gvir in which he demanded the removal of Walid Kabub from the Bar Association for comments he made during Operation Guardian of the Walls which seemingly expressed support for terrorism.
Walid Kabub is the son of Judge Khaled Kabub, a High Court of Justice nominee.
During the countrywide Muslim riots in May that ensued during the IDF’s operation against Hamas, Kabub wrote on Facebook that “we will fill the streets with rage and demonstrations, and we will fill the prisons with innocent people.”
Following these remarks, Ben Gvir appealed to the Bar Association to dismiss Kabub for “supporting the enemy and encouraging acts of violence.”
“A person like Walid Kabub cannot be a lawyer in the State of Israel for even one minute, and I hope that the Bar Association will permanently remove a person who during the war against the people of Israel encouraged the instigators and rioters,” Ben Gvir stated Tuesday.
Judge Kabub, currently a Tel Aviv Magistrate’s judge and who may become Israel’s first Muslim High Court Justice, is facing similar accusations after meeting Sheikh Akrama Sabri in August 2020. Sabri, head of the Supreme Muslim Council, is a former Palestinian Authority Mufti, and has previously lent support to terrorism and suicide bombings and is linked to the Hamas terror organization. He has incited against the Jewish State on multiple occasions.
Kabub also met on the same occasion with Yousef Muhamir, chairman of the illegal Morabiton organization, banned due to its affiliation with terrorism.
The High Court nominee was honored during the meeting for his support for a campaign by Muslim organizations to prevent the destruction of Arab cemeteries. He received an award as part of the campaign.