Wednesday, January 31, the Knesset Committee on ethics has decided to suspend Knesset member Oren Hazan (Likud) from parliamentary activity for a period of six months. The MP also deprived of a weekly stipend of approximately $ 5 thousand shekels.
We are talking about the extremely hard punishment by the standards of the Knesset’s ethics. So far only two members – Hanin zuabi and Basel Ratas (both United Arab list) was subjected to similar punishment.
«The Commission was shocked by the behavior of the Deputy of khazana reflected in the complaints filed by the deputies. These complaints reveal a recurring manifestations of rudeness, attempts to humiliate, insult,» reads the Commission’s decision.
In the coming months, Hazan will only be able to be in the courtroom and commissions at the time of voting. Note that in practice the sentence of khazana even longer, as the six months will expire at the time of the summer recess of Parliament, and the MP will be able to return to their activities in full in October.
MP Hazan commented on the decision of the Commission in his twitter microblog: «Edelstein decided to get rid of me. From the one person who fights terrorists by Zahalka, Huabi and their company. He gave the terrorists a gift. I not to gag. The public will condemn the shameful, selfish and cynical in the history of the state of the speaker of the Knesset.»