The news outlet said that the deputy and leader of the National Religious Party, Itamar Ben Gvir, visited last night the Assaf Harofeh Hospital, on the outskirts of the capital, where Hisham Abu Hawash, who ended his protest hours earlier following Tel Aviv’s announcement that he would be released in February, is being held.
According to the images, Gvir urged the security guards to remove the Palestinian flags waved by Abu Hawash’s family and friends.
At that moment, the leader of the Arab-Israeli Joint List formation, Ayman Odeh, entered the medical center and began chanting that the detainee’s release was a victory for the Palestinian people.
In response, Gvir called his colleague on the floor a terrorist and urged the Shin Bet (internal security service) to eliminate him in a targeted assassination.
The two lawmakers exchanged blows in a similar situation late last October, when they visited the Kaplan Medical Center in the city of Rehovot, where Miqdad Qawasmeh, a militant of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), was being treated.
Ben Gvir is known for having for years in his living room a picture of Baruch Goldstein, who murdered 29 Palestinians in the Cave of the Patriarchs in 1994.