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Meretz to protest Putin visit during PM meeting
June 25, 2012 09:34

Meretz announced Monday that activists will hold a demonstration outside Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's residence in Jerusalem while he hosts visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Meretz MK Zehava Gal-On was expected to be among the participants of the demonstration.

Former Meretz MK Mossi Raz, who initiated the protest, stated "Meretz calls on the prime minister not to meet with Putin until he stops providing assistance to [Syrian President Bashar] Assad to kill his own people."

He added: "Russia stands today as the main block preventing the international community from intervening in Syria. Putin, who sells weapons to Assad that are in turn used to massacre civilians, has blood on his hands. Meeting with him is a moral disgrace and a political blunder."

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