Planned talk by convicted terrorist at Tel Aviv U. draws protests

Students protest at Tel Aviv University, April 6, 2014

The decision to allow a convicted terror operative to lecture at a student-run event at Tel Aviv University drew sharp criticism by several right-wing MKs Sunday and sparked a protest rally attended by some 300 students.

Mohammed Kanaane, an Arab-Israeli, served four-and-a-half years in prison over his involvement with Hezbollah and for receiving funds from Palestinian terror cells toward the production of weapons.

Kanaane is slated to speak at the university in the coming days at an event run by the Hadash and Balad student unions in commemoration of Land Day.

Three hundred protesters affiliated with the student branches of the Likud, Yesh Atid and Jewish Home parties and the Im Tirzu movement rallied Sunday against Kanaane…