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Tibi taunts Ben Gvir: ‘Come on already, deport me to Syria’

Religious Zionism MK Itamar Ben Gvir (right) shouts at Joint List MK Ahmad Tibi (left) during clashes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, February 13, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90/File)
Religious Zionism MK Itamar Ben Gvir (right) shouts at Joint List MK Ahmad Tibi (left) during clashes in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, February 13, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90/File)

Hadash-Ta’al MK Ahmad Tibi taunts Religious Zionism MK Itamar Ben Gvir on Twitter, calling on him to “deport me to Syria.”

Tibi was responding to a tweet by Ben Gvir lambasting the Arab lawmaker for comments he made earlier today that he had “the honor of working with [PLO chairman] Yasser Arafat, a leader and a symbol.”

Ben Gvir wrote that “the time has come to send [Tibi] to Syria” for his support of the “master terrorist.”

“OK Samson the Strong — deport me. You’re in power. Go ahead and deport me/us to Syria. What are you waiting for?” tweets Tibi. “I’m here, waiting for you to arrive. If you’re not coming then simply try and talk less. You’re making a lot of noise.”

Ben Gvir has regularly called Tibi a terrorist, and been evicted from the Knesset plenum for doing so. He has called in the past for stripping citizenship for those who do not declare loyalty to the Jewish state.

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