Recriminations abound in the Knesset Monday, as MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) removed MK Mohammed Barakeh (Hadash) from the stand after Barakeh threatened to “choke” him.
MK Jamal Zahalka (Balad) then joined in on the unrest, being forcibly removed by security from the platform after he called Feiglin a “fascist.”
Both moves sparked loud cries of protest from the Opposition and general confusion in the plenary.
“If you think I’m going to capitulate to that kind of verbal violence, you’re wrong,” Feiglin responded on the podium.
Minister Yuval Steinitz (Likud) said that “such statements [calling Feiglin] a ‘fascist, neo-Nazi or a traitor’ – these expressions cannot wait [to be judged upon in] the Ethics Committee.”
“Expressions of this kind are destroying the ability to talk to each other,” Steinitz continued, “and I’m surprised at those who sit here, ready to give a hand to these expressions.” Read more at Arutz Sheva.