A journalist at the pro-Netanyahu Israel Hayom daily apologizes for asking Likud Public Security Minister Amir Ohana “who is the politician you would aim a gun at” after video emerges of the exchange.
In the brief clip, Moria Kor can be heard asking the question, to which Ohana responds, “God forbid, no one.”
She then asks if he would do so “if this prevents fifth elections.”
“No. Really, no,” Ohana answers.
Kor laments on Twitter that “external elements” shared the video, which wasn’t included in the interview with Ohana that the newspaper published yesterday.
“I asked a question that didn’t need to be asked, a question that isn’t legitimate and therefore I chose to erase it and throw it in the trash can of the editing room,” Kor says.
She adds: “I’m sorry that materials not fit to be published were published and I apologize to anyone who has hurt.”
Kor’s apology comes a day after Ohana uploaded video of the interview in which he could be seen shooting at a target labeled “the center bloc,” a term used to refer to some of Netanyahu’s rivals.