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Likud MK ousted from hearing for comparing COVID measures to ‘concentration camps’

Likud MK Gadi Yevarkan attends a meeting of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee on December 13, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Likud MK Gadi Yevarkan attends a meeting of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee on December 13, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Likud MK Gadi Yevarkan is kicked out of a hearing of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee for comments comparing COVID measures to the Holocaust.

Yevarkan laments the widespread use of the “Green Pass,” which is available only to Israelis who have received a COVID vaccine booster dose or been vaccinated or recovered in the past six months.

“The majority of Israelis don’t have a ‘Green Pass,'” claims Yevarkan, adding that “millions of Israelis are without one; you’re leaving out millions of citizens.”

The Likud MK is asked to be quiet by the committee chair since his time to speak was over, but he refuses.

“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 is ordered to be removed from the committee hearing by its chairman, Labor MK Gilad Kariv, and forcibly taken from the room by a Knesset security guard.

“Disgraceful words,” says Kariv, calling Yevarkan’s comments “a low point.”

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