Eitan has asked Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to immediately appoint a committee, headed by a judge, to investigate the chain of events following the weekend firecracker incident in Nazareth.
"How did it happen," Eitan wants to know, "that a human tragedy [involving] a Jewish man and a Christian woman so easily became an incitement campaign against the Jewish People and the State of Israel?"
MK Eitan says that the police and the media had a major part in the above developments. "The police and press reported the incident as if it were a religious-based terrorist attack by Jews," Eitan said. "This message is that which gave the incident, in its first hours, a political and inter-religious character, and contributed to the fanning of the flames at the protest rally in Nazareth."