A confrontation between two MKs turned physical Tuesday afternoon at a hospital in central Israel.
The chairman of the Joint Arab List, Ayman Odeh, physically blocked MK Itamar Ben-Gvir (Religious Zionist Party) from visiting the room of a terrorist being treated at Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot.
During the confrontation, Odeh shoved Ben-Gvir back, prompting Ben-Gvir to shove Odeh in response.
The terrorist being treated at the hospital is a security prisoner who was transferred to Kaplan after he initiated a hunger strike.
Odeh called Ben-Gvir a “little terrorist,” and “mentally ill”.
Ben-Gvir responded by saying that Odeh is a “guest here”, before asking the hospital administrator if Odeh “gets to decide if you can let me in?”
Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy condemned Odeh in a statement issued Tuesday afternoon.
"I strongly condemn MK Ayman Odeh's violence against MK Ben-Gvir at Kaplan Hospital. Raising your hand against another MK is a red line. I always warned that if the Opposition does not permit the formation of an ethics committee, the situation will deteriorate from verbal violence to physical violence, as we saw today."