Two MKs from the far left and far right had a physical altercation at a Rehovot hospital earlier.
Joint List leader Ayman Odeh tussled with Itamar Ben Gvir of Otzma Yehudit, as the latter attempted to reach a Palestinian hunger-striking prisoner at Kaplan Medical Center.
The prisoner is being treated there due to his condition as he refuses to eat. He is protesting being held under administrative detention, a process by which security prisoners can be held for lengthy periods of time without being charged. The allegations against him are not known, though his family is known to have strong ties to Hamas.
Odeh was seen blocking Ben Gvir from passing, pushing him and telling him “You’re a little terrorist, you won’t get in, go away.”
Ben Gvir has said he plans to file a complaint against Odeh for violence.
— כאן חדשות (@kann_news) October 19, 2021