Hadash MK: Teen Killed in Terror Attack in Jerusalem a Victim of the Occupation

Hadash-Ta’al MK Ofer Cassif has come under fire of the far-right MKs in the Knesset plenum on Wednesday afternoon after calling 16-year-old Aryeh Shechopek, who was killed in the Jerusalem bombings, a “victim of the occupation.”

“All victims of occupation”, MK Ofer Cassif at the Knesset podium, Wednesday. November 23, 2022 (Footage: Knesset Channel)

“I want to send my condolences to all victims of the occupation, Jews and Palestinians alike,” Cassif says from the Knesset podium. “Today and yesterday, two 16-year-old boys were murdered: Aryeh Schopak who was murdered today and Ahmed Amjad Shehadah who was murdered yesterday. We want this bloodshed to stop, and it’ll stop only when the occupation ends,” Cassif adds. Shehadah was killed in clashes with the occupation forces in Nablus overnight.

Hospital officials update that there are at least 23 victims of the Jerusalem bombing attacks this morning, including one person who was killed. The first bombing hurt 18 people, including one fatality, one person currently listed in critical condition, and five more listed in serious-moderate condition, Sha’arei Zedek and Hadassah hospitals say.

Another 11 people lightly hurt in the first attack are being treated at Hadassah Mount Scopus Medical Center. In the second attack at the Ramot junction, five people are taken to Hadassah hospital after being wounded by shrapnel or suffering anxiety.