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Lighter in hand in Knesset, Likud MK urges revenge for ‘arson terrorism’

Likud MK Oren Hazan takes to the podium in the Knesset brandishing a lighter and demands revenge for what some politicians have branded “arson terrorism” during the wave of recent wildfires that swept the country.

Hazan calls on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon to work together on the issue.

“We aren’t going to check tree by tree, leaf by leaf.. what was arson, what was wind,” he says.

“I’ve got the new weapon of the terrorists,” he continues, pulling out the lighter.

“With this they set fire to the whole country… An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth is not far from the reality,” he says, holding the flame aloft.

The lighter is taken from him by a security officer.

Likud MK Oren Hazan holds up a lighter in the Knesset plenum on November 30, 2016, calling it the 'new weapon of terrorists' amid claims that arson caused at least some of the recent wave of wildfires to hit the country (screen capture: Channel 10)
Likud MK Oren Hazan holds up a lighter in the Knesset plenum on November 30, 2016, calling it the ‘new weapon of terrorists’ amid claims that arson caused at least some of the recent wave of wildfires to hit the country (screen capture: Channel 10)

 

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