Hadash party member Ofer Kasif was disqualified from Knesset in Wednesday’s Knesset vote.
15 MKs were in favor of the decision, 10 opposed it and three abstained. Now holding the position usually reserved for a Jewish member in the Left-Wing party, Kasif has a history of provocative statements.
In the past Kasif called Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked “neo-Nazi scum.” Former Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman “a son of Adolf” and called Jews who visit Temple Mount “cancer.”
Yisrael Beiteinu said: "We prevented from the next Haneen Zoabi from entering Knesset."