Tunisian MP Tears Up Israeli Flag During Parliamentary Session (VIDEO)

Tunisian MP Amar Amroosi protested the tabling of legislation that would criminalize the fostering of relations with Israel. (Photo: Video capture, Press TV)

Footage, which circulated on social media networks on Tuesday, showed Tunisian MP, Amar Amroosi tearing up an Israeli flag, protesting the shelving of a bill that would outlaw the normalization of relations with Israel.

The introduction of the bill comes at a time when many countries around the world are pushing for legislation that would criminalize the BDS movement, a Palestinian-born movement that calls for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions of Israel until they comply with international law.

Tunisia, along with most Arab countries, does not have ties with Israel.

During his protest, MP Amroosi addressed his fellow parliamentarians, saying,

“In front of you, this council of shame.

Long live Palestine.

The Revolution will continue in Palestine.

Pride and dignity to Tunisia

And the rest of the Arab World

And the free people of this world.

Humiliation and shame onto the agents of Israel.

This is the flag of the Zionist state.

Go on your pilgrimages and go on your visits.

But we will remain a sharp thorn in your throats.”

(PC, Social Media)


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