Arab MK and Chairman of the Arab-majority Balad party Jamal Zahalka yesterday filed a complaint against Jewish MK from the Likud party Oren Hazan for incitement to murder, Haaretz reported.
As part of his electoral campaign, Hazan published a video from the American film “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” superimposing his face and that of Zahalka on two of the characters. The clip shows Hazan’s character shoot and kill Zahalka.
Racist Israeli MK Oren Hazan shoots dead Balad Party chairman MK Jamal Zahalka for an election campaign video. The scene is from Clint Eastwood’s “The Good,The Bad and The Ugly.” Incitement against Palestinians is a hobby for colonial settlers like Hazan. pic.twitter.com/hXC74ZsfH6
— Jamal Dajani جمال (@JamalDajani) March 20, 2019
Haaretz reported that Zahalka is to file another complaint with the Central Elections Committee requesting that the video be removed from the electoral campaign.
Zahalka told Safa news agency:
“Hazan is appropriate to take the role of the ugly character, who does not have ethics or taboos, but the issue is not just a film, but a dangerous incitement to murder.”
Oren Hazan was the same party as Israel's Prime Minister.
He has just put out a parody video, in which he shoots and kills the chair of the Israeli-Arab party, Balad.
He has a long history of being a despicable individual. This should be the last straw https://t.co/JTVKnHDEIg
— Jack Mendel (@Mendelpol) March 20, 2019
He also said:
“How would the situation be if an Arab MK made a similar video showing himself shooting a Jewish minister.”
My statement on the despicable campaign video of Israel MK Oren Hazan pic.twitter.com/QWPBxGCXkB
— Board of Deputies President (@BoDPres) March 20, 2019
“This, in fact, reflects a discriminatory trend in Israeli society.”
Zahalka, according to Haaretz, also asked Facebook to remove the clip, citing its racist, violent and inciteful content.
(MEMO, PC, Social Media)