Zahalka leaves Knesset panel discussion on Temple Mount

Joint List MK Jamal Zahalka was “escorted out” of a Knesset committee session which deteriorated to a shouting match.

The incident took place at a discussion of recent events in Jerusalem at the Internal Affairs Committee, where the events of the past month were discussed.

Zahalka says the discussion is “stupid” and “evil” and accuses Prime Minister Netanyahu, who, he says, “lit the fire” at the Temple Mount and is now “pouring oil” on the flames instead of “a bucket of water.”

Netanyahu “knows what he is doing in al-Aqsa,” Zahalka claims, and is doing this purposefully in order to provoke the Palestinian street.

Zahalka says, “We didn’t call for violence, we are the victims of violence.”

It is not clear whether he was expelled from the session or stormed out of it.

Jamal Zahalka (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Jamal Zahalka (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

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