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MK Ayman Odeh

MK Itamar Ben-Gvir (Religious Zionist) visited Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot on Tuesday, where a Hamas terrorist is currently being treated. He wanted to see the conditions which the terrorist is being kept under. The terrorist, Makdad al-Qawasmi, is currently on day 91 of his hunger strike.

The Hamas terrorist has been receiving a number of high level Arab visitors who took selfies with him, along with some of the hospital’s Arab medical staff who also took photos with the terrorist.


Ben-Gvir was apparently surprised to discover that Joint Arab List MK Aymen Odeh was already there visiting the terrorist.

A verbal confrontation broke out between the two as hospital staff tried to intervene. This confrontation ended with Odeh physically pushing Ben-Gvir.

Ben Gvir filed a complaint with the police, stating that “Odeh committed a criminal and serious action. An MK has no immunity to attack another MK.”

Odeh’s violent behavior “indicates exactly the conduct and mood among the Knesset members from the Joint List and from [the Islamist] Ra’am party, they feel they are the landlords,” said Ben-Gvir.

He added that despite Odeh’s violence, he entered the ward and was “impressed by how the State of Israel continues to be a paradise for terrorists.”

Knesset Speaker MK Miki Levy “strongly condemned” Odeh for his violent acts, stating that “an MK raising a hand against another MK is a crossing of all red lines.”

Content from Aryeh Savir/TPS was used in this report.


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