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Opposition parties slam Bennett for ‘derogatory remark’ toward MK in Knesset

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett confronts and argues with opposition lawmakers in the Knesset during a vote on the electricity bill, Jerusalem, January 5, 2022 (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett confronts and argues with opposition lawmakers in the Knesset during a vote on the electricity bill, Jerusalem, January 5, 2022 (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Right-wing opposition parties slam Prime Minister Naftali Bennett for allegedly shouting “get out of my face” at Religious Zionism MK Orit Strock during a stormy Knesset vote that okayed hooking up Arab homes to the power grid.

“The thuggery and loss of control by Bennett at the Knesset and the coarse discourse toward MK Orit Strock are unacceptable,” Religious Zionism says in a statement. “Derogatory remarks toward her humiliate the speaker and the public in Israel. Bennett, apologize.”

Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party says it “condemns the coarse and misogynistic attack by Bennett on MK Orit Strock,” adding: “Bennett’s loss of control doesn’t justify an embarrassing assault on a Knesset member.”

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