Haredi MK to hostage’s mom: ‘You want to make it political, you want to kick Bibi out’

United Torah Judaism MK Yitzhak Pindrus at the Knesset on June 10, 2024 (Screengrab/Knesset TV)
United Torah Judaism MK Yitzhak Pindrus at the Knesset on June 10, 2024 (Screengrab/Knesset TV)

United Torah Judaism MK Yitzhak Pindrus accuses the mother of a Gaza hostage of trying to politicize the situation to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“There are bereaved families here. You want to make it political, you want to kick Bibi out and send him wherever you want,” Pindrus says at a Knesset meeting, using the premier’s nickname. “There are people who are in a bad situation and we are trying to help them.”

He makes the comment as Esther Buchshtav, whose son Yagev Buchshtav was taken hostage from Kibbutz Nirim on October 7, tries to speak.

Buchshtav then asks that the Haredi lawmaker apologize for his comment.

“I didn’t come to talk politics, I came here as the mother of Yagev Buchshtav who is hostage in Gaza,” she says. “My heart is with the families of those who were murdered. I am not here to speak against them.”

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