By JERUSALEM POST STAFFPublished: DECEMBER 2, 2009 11:25
The brother of former prime minister Ehud Olmert knocked a sports reporter unconscious on Tuesday night.
Basketball executive Irmi Olmert was apparently upset over some on-air comments by a reporter for Channel 5 sports network. Olmert confronted him after a second division game and ended up punching him in the face, briefly knocking him unconscious.
Sport 5 footage of the incident shows the two arguing, followed by a loud thump and then the reporter lying motionless on the basketball court. The actual assault is not captured but Olmert is heard saying: "I'll show you for speaking to me that way. I punched him. Did you hear what he said about me?"
Police questioned Olmert and the reporter was hospitalized and released.
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