Yesh Atid, Joint List, Meretz MKs exit Knesset plenum for Ben-Gvir speech

"This is the moment I've been waiting for," Ben-Gvir said. "The moment where I get up to speak and they, the supporters of terror, [Joint List MK] Ahmad Tibi, are exiting."

Otzma Yehudit leader Itamar Ben-Gvir (photo credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH90)
Otzma Yehudit leader Itamar Ben-Gvir
(photo credit: YONATAN SINDEL/FLASH90)
MKs from the Yesh Atid, Meretz and Joint List parties chose to exit the Knesset Plenum on Monday as far-right Religious Zionist Party MK Itamar Ben-Gvir took the podium to make remarks.
"This is the moment I've been waiting for," Ben-Gvir said. "For the moment where I get up to speak and they, the supporters of terror, including [Joint List MK] Ahmad Tibi, are exiting."
Ben-Gvir then asked Tibi if he could set up a tent for himself on the Knesset podium, saying he would sleep in a sleeping bag on the Knesset plenum "just so the supporters of terror go home."
On Thursday, Tibi demonstratively left a Knesset commemoration ceremony for victims of the Holocaust when Ben-Gvir was called to participate.
Ben-Gvir was convicted of supporting a terrorist organization - the Kahanist "Kach" - along with incitement to racism in 2007.