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Knesset committee chief wants inquiry into who said ‘whore’ as senior health official spoke

Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, head of public health services at the Health Ministry, at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, on July 14, 2021. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)
Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, head of public health services at the Health Ministry, at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, on July 14, 2021. (Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90)

Labor MK Gilad Kariv asks the Knesset Guard to look into who called out “whore” multiple times while a top Health Ministry official was speaking today during a meeting of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee.

The remark was made by someone taking part in the meeting via Zoom and came as Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, head of public health services at the ministry and a leading official in the government’s COVID-19 response, was speaking. It was not clear if the remark was directed at her.

“We won’t allow any harm to the honor of public servants in the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee,” Kariv, who heads the committee, says in a statement.

The statement notes Kariv called for all those participating on Zoom to be muted after the speaker uttered the insult, and that it was not clear who made the remark or who it was directed at.

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