Israeli Supreme Court Chief Struck with Sneaker

An Israeli man has hurled his sneakers at Israel’s Supreme Court President Dorit Beinisch breaking her glasses and knocking her off the chair.

The shoe-thrower, Pinchas "Pini" Cohen, entered a hearing on medical marijuana on Wednesday and asked, "Is this the president?" After receiving a positive response, he took off his sneaker, threw it at Beinish and hit her in the face while yelling "you’re corrupt, a traitor, because of you I lost everything."

It knocked the Israeli chief justice to the ground as a second shoe attack flew overhead.

Cohen was arrested by the court’s security guards. He appears to have a history of violent behavior. He threatened his lawyer Arieh Rozenberg and Judge Philip Marcus in 2006.

According to Rozenberg, he had been assaulted by Cohen who caused him a hand fracture.

The trend was set by Muntazer al-Zaidi, a reporter with Cairo-based al-Baghdadia television network, who threw his shoes at former US president George W. Bush in late 2008 as he was on his last visit to Iraq.

(Press TV)

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