Kassam Rocket to Grace Office of New MK

Freshman Yesh Atid MK Chaim Yellin selects unusual choice for office ornament 'so I don't forget where I come from and who I represent.'

Ari Soffer,

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With the 20th Knesset beginning some new faces are appearing on the Israeli political scene, as several freshman MKs - and some former legislators - move into their new offices in Jerusalem ahead of their official swearing-in Tuesday.

One incoming MK, Yesh Atid's Chaim Yellin, brought with him a rather usual "ornament" for his office: the remnants of a Kassam rocket fired by Palestinian terrorists in Gaza at Jewish communities in southern Israel.

"This Kassam rocket is here so I don't forget where I come from and who I represent - the residents that have been suffering from these rockets for 15 years," said Yellin, himself a resident of the Negev.

"I brought it from my office in Eshkol to my office in the Knesset I think that it says a lot for me and the residents I represent."




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