MK Cohen slapped by Justice Ministry legal adviser

July 10, 2007 12:41

An argument in the Knesset got physical for the first time when a high-ranking legal adviser slapped MK Ya'acov Cohen (UTJ) across the face on Tuesday. The Justice Ministry's legal adviser Amnon Dehartuch, who is in charge of the budget for haredi communities and has long been at odds with UTJ and other religious MKs, got into an argument with Cohen during a debate over the budget for religious sectors. In the heat of the argument, Cohen apparently told Dehartuch, "You are worse than the Nazis," at which point Dehartuch slapped him. The legal adviser was taken away by Knesset security personnel before police detained him for questioning. Cohen was taken to the Knesset infirmary for treatment.

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