MK Oren Hazan.
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Zionist Union MK Hilik Bar filed complaints Sunday morning with police and the Knesset Ethics Committee, accusing Likud MK Oren Hazan of incitement to murder B'Tselem's Director-General Hagai El-Ad.
Hazan posted a poster of El-Ad on Facebook Saturday night that says “Wanted” in English and “Alive or dead” in Spanish. In his post, Hazan complained about El-Ad’s testimony against Israel to the United Nations Security Council on Thursday and asked the public to help him get to El-Ad.
“This time this liar crossed the red line,” Hazan wrote. “Anyone who knows where his hide-out is or when he is coming back should inform me. I intend to wait for him at the airport and bring him to the police. If you see him on a plane or in one of the world’s airports, I would appreciate an update, so I can put an end to his traitorous activity and instead of enjoying himself in airports he will be behind bars where he belongs.”
Bar said Hazan’s post was “no less than incitement to murder and violence” and “an actual call on the public to take action, find El-Ad and punish him.” The Zionist Union MK, who heads the Knesset Caucus for Two States, said he himself strongly opposed El-Ad’s speech at the UN, but called on the public to respond to it responsibly.
“Hazan has even passed his own dangerous nadir and reached a new low,” Bar said.
Bar said after filing the complaint that it saddened him that he had to file an incitment complaint against an MK on the day in which the anniversary of former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination is marked in the Knesset.
Hazan responded that Bar was "an unnecessary MK from a disappearing party who is about to lose his job," and he should help look for El-Ad before he goes looking for work.
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