WEST BANK (Dispatches) – Far-right Zionist MK Itamar Ben Gvir called Arab lawmaker Ahmad Tibi a ‘terrorist’ while he was chairing a session in the Knesset, local media reported.
Tibi was involved in a debate about the coronavirus when Ben Gvir took to the plenum and addressed Jewish MKs respectfully, but ignored the session’s Deputy Speaker Tibi.
Tibi demanded Ben Gvir address him as “Mr. Deputy Speaker” as is a Knesset tradition, the Times of Israel reported.
“You are a terrorist, not a sir or a Mr. You should be in the Knesset in Syria, not here,” Ben Gvir responded.
After leaving the Knesset, Ben Gvir continued his aggression against the Arab MK saying: “Ahmad Tibi is a terrorist who gave security guards instructions contrary to his authority.”
He pledged to take revenge, saying: “This will not pass quietly.”
Ben Gvir pledged to have the Arab MK sacked from the post of deputy speaker.
For his part, Tibi said in a statement: “This is disgusting, violent and racist behavior that must be stopped.”