Natan Zehavi fires smoke grenade at cancer protest

By ETGAR LEFKOVITS
May 21, 2006 15:48

An Israeli journalist was detained for questioning Sunday after firing two flares and hurling a small smoke grenade in the air at the end of a Jerusalem demonstration by colon cancer patients, police said. Natan Zahavi was taken into custody in the Knesset's Rose Garden, where the week-old protest was taking place. The demonstrators are demanding that two cancer drugs be covered by the national health insurance. It was not immediately clear what prompted the journalist to carry out the act.


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