The parliamentary MERETZ faction announced that its members intend to boycott a special session of the Knesset dedicated to the memory of former tourism Minister Rehavam ze’evi («Gandhi»).
The representatives of the left factions have stated that they are against the discussion of «heritage-based sexual violence, extrajudicial executions and contacts with the criminal world.»
Rehavam Zeevi served in the PALMACH and participated in the revolutionary War in the brigade «Jephthah». He retired from the army with the rank of major General in 1973. 17 October, 2001, Zeevi, who served as Minister of tourism in the Sharon government, was shot dead by militants grouping «the popular front for the liberation of Palestine.»
In 2016, the 2nd channel of the Israeli television showed a report dedicated to ze’evi, stating that he, as chief of the Central military district, molested women. While several of his «victims» claimed to have been raped. In addition, the report argued that Rehavam Zeevi maintained ties with a criminal gang and resorted to the services of the criminal authorities to intimidate their opponents.
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