Likud MK Vaturi apologizes for comparing protesters to Hamas: ‘Not at all fitting’

Likud MK Nissim Vaturi attends a meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem, April 1, 2024. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Likud MK Nissim Vaturi attends a meeting at the Knesset in Jerusalem, April 1, 2024. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Likud MK Nissim Vaturi apologizes for comments he made earlier today comparing anti-government protesters to Hamas.

Speaking at a Knesset committee meeting, Vaturi says that when he heard his own comments on the radio “I was horrified… I meant something else entirely and that’s what came out. I’m sorry for that. I don’t think it’s fitting at all to compare anyone to Hamas or its activities.”

Asked on the Kol Berama radio station earlier today about his thoughts on the raucous anti-government protests in Jerusalem last night, Vaturi said that “there are a few branches of Hamas — the fighting branch of wicked terrorists who murder children, and the branch of the protests.”

He then tweeted falsely claiming that his words were “taken out of context.”

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