Netanyahu calls for action after protester hits Dichter with a flag; minister unhurt

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls for police and prosecutors to take stronger action against violent protests after a demonstrator hit Agriculture Minister Avi Dichter with a flag on what appeared to be a thin wooden pole. Dichter was not hurt and continued walking to his car.

“I strongly condemn the attack on Minister Dichter by a left-wing activist and demand that the leaders of the opposition immediately stop the anarchy, violence and incitement toward elected officials,” Netanyahu tweets.

“I demand that the police and the prosecutor’s office take immediate and firm action against anyone who lays hands on elected officials before it is too late,” he says.

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