Freshly sworn into the Knesset, MK Lea Fadida was quickly thrust into the rough and tumble world of Israeli politics on Tuesday, when she parked in the parking space of fellow Zionist Union lawmaker Ksenia Svetlova.
Apparently irked her reserved spot was taken, Svetlova was filmed scrawling on Fadida’s car windshield with pink lipstick, Hebrew media reported, citing Knesset sources.
“It is forbidden to park in other people’s spots,” the message said.
Fadida later sent a photo of the windshield to the Zionist Union’s Whatsapp group, and wrote, “what a shame, Ksenia.”
According to Channel 2, Fadida later filed a complaint with the Knesset’s sergeant-of-arms over the incident.
— כאן ועכשיו (@kann_news) October 24, 2017
Svetlova later called the incident a “misunderstanding” and said she apologized to Fadida.
“Friends, calm down, @leafadida and I are good friends. This was a misunderstanding that I apologized for. We talked now and everything is good,” tweeted Svetlova.
“By the way, both of us love pink lipstick,” she added.
Fadida, meanwhile, tweeted: “I forgive things done by mistake and am not angry.”
Poking fun at the incident, Likud MK Amir Ohana posted a photo on Twitter of himself parked in Svetlova’s spot with the caption: “I always liked to live on the edge.”
— אמיר אוחנה (@AmirOhana) October 24, 2017