A confrontation broke out today morning (Wednesday, June 23) between right-wing activists and Knesset members from Hadash (Democratic Front for Peace and Equality – Communist Party of Israel) who were touring the partially occupied Palestinian West Bank city of Hebron.
As soon as the lawmakers: Mohammad Barakeh, Afo Abgbarieh and Dov Khenin stepped off the bus, fascists settlers Itamar Ben-Gvir and Baruch Marzel shouted, "Traitors, enemies of Israel, get of here". During the tour Ben-Gvir yelled at MK Barakeh "Go to your doghouse".
The rightists also shouted towards the lawmakers and the Israeli peace activists who accompanied them: "We are all Shayetet 13 (commando unit that murderous raided the Gaza-bound flotilla). You belong to the group Marmara (Turkish ship that was seized by the Israeli commandos)". As usual, Israeli Police rejected the Hadash MK's demand to disperse the rightists, saying their gathering "was legal".
"Police are allowing rightists here to do whatever they want," Barakeh's spokesman said. "They were on the verge of attacking us, and shouted, 'Death sentence for traitors'". MK Khenin said the rightists threatened to murder him. "Hadash joined a tour organized by Israeli peace activists 'Breaking the Silence' and a major commotion ensued. We are trying to listen to the explanations, but the fascists are constantly shouting. Some of them even threatened to kill us like in Deir Yassin" (a massacre of Palestinians perpetrated in the Arab village captured by right-wing Zionists terrorists -the Etzel and the Lechi – in 1948) he said.