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Jewish MK Throws Water at Arab MK

At a turbulent debate in the Knesset, MK Majadle used harsh words against MK Michaeli, who responded with a glass of water.
By Gil Ronen
First Publish: 1/9/2012, 12:07 PM

Majadle after the dousing
Majadle after the dousing
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Water fight at the Knesset. In the course of a stormy session of the Knesset's education committee Monday, MK Raleb Majadle of Labor used harsh language against MK Anastasia Michaeli (Yisrael Beteinu), who had said that an Arab school pricipal in the village of Arara  undermined the state by taking his pupils to take part in a leftist march in Tel Aviv.

"You are cheeky and lawless," Majadle said, and demanded that she either be silent or be ejected from the room.

Michaeli got up to leave, but then turned back and flung a glass of water at Majadle's face, calling out "You should be ashamed of yourself!."

Majadle was shocked but said that he is not ruffled by "wild, cheeky and fascist" behavior. 

MK Michaeli left the room in tears and later said that "Water is a very good way to cool off." She said Majadle had been violent toward her and that he should be thankful he was not under arrest for violence against a woman.

Water attack. Knesset Channel