Justice Ministry official to be indicted for slapping MK Cohen

October 15, 2007 10:24

Intelligence and Investigations Division chief Cmdr. Yohanan Danino announced Monday that he would serve an indictment against Justice Ministry official Amnon de Hartog for slapping United Torah Judaism MK Ya'acov Cohen during a Knesset Finance Committee debate in July. De Hartog reacted after Cohen accused him of being "worse than the Germans." De Hartog had long been at odds with religious MKs whose budget requests he questioned. The incident was the culmination of years of personal attacks against him by haredi MKs and in the haredi press. De Hartog was born in Holland and lost 20 family members during the Holocaust.

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