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Health minister calls MK’s comments likening COVID rules to Holocaust ‘sickening’

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz speaks during a press conference on November 9, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)
Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz speaks during a press conference on November 9, 2021. (Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90)

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz calls comments earlier today by Likud MK Gadi Yevarkan that likened COVID restrictions to the Holocaust “sickening.”

“The comparison MK Yevarkan made is sickening,” says Horowitz. “The comments are bordering on Holocaust denial, and it’s a particularly disgusting statement against medical workers who are giving their souls for public health.”

During a meeting of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee earlier today, Yevarkan angrily spoke out against the widespread use of the “Green Pass” system and other COVID restrictions.

“Do like they’re doing in Austria, that’s what you want to do,” he shouts, a reference to the European country’s decision to institute a lockdown just for the unvaccinated. “All that’s missing is concentration camps.”

Yevarkan was ordered to be removed from the committee hearing and was forcibly taken from the room by a Knesset security guard.

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