WATCH: Israeli Far-Right Lawmaker Carries Out Provocative ‘Visit’ to Palestinian Hunger Striker

Far-right Israeli lawmaker Itamar Ben-Gvir carries out a provocative visit to hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Meqdad Qawasmeh. (Photo: video grab)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff

Far-right Israeli lawmaker Itamar Ben-Gvir on Tuesday carried out a provocative visit to hunger-striking Palestinian prisoner Meqdad Qawasmeh, and got into a confrontation with Ayman Odeh, the leader of the Arab Joint List, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported.

Ben-Gvir, from the extremist Religious Zionism Party, claimed that he wanted to visit Qawasmeh, who was admitted to the Kaplan Hospital in Rehovot a few days ago, due to his rapidly deteriorating health condition, Haaretz said.

However, the Palestinian prisoner and his mother firmly refused to meet the far-right Israeli politician, saying that the visit was clearly a provocation, according to the Israeli newspaper. 

Odeh – who was visiting with the Qawasmeh family at the hospital – was seen in a video shared on social media confronting Ben-Gvir outside the Palestinian prisoner’s room.

Qawasmeh has been on a hunger strike for about 90 days in protest of his administrative detention, along with five other administrative detainees, including Kayed Fasfous, who has been on a hunger strike for nearly 100 days and is currently hospitalized at the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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2 Comments

  1. Good job by Ayman Odeh in bumping his body against Itamar Ben-Gvir, causing that piece of white underwear to fall off his head.

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