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Kuwait’s chief lawmaker slams Israeli parliament representative’s comments

Kuwait’s chief lawmaker slams Israeli parliament representative’s comments

ST PETERSBURG: Kuwait’s chief lawmaker reacted furiously to an Israeli parliament representative’s comments on imprisoned Palestinian lawmakers at an international conference on Wednesday, Kuwait’s news agency, KUNA, reported.

“The saying ‘if you have no shame do as you please’ applies to the comments made by this rapist (Israeli) parliament,” National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al Ghanem told lawmakers gathered at Inter-Parliamentary Union talks in Russia. The video of Al Ghanem’s outburst has gone viral online.

During a discussion about the condition of Palestinian lawmakers arrested by Israeli authorities, Al Ghanem said that this “represented the most dangerous types of terrorism – the terrorism of the state”.

“You should grab your bags and leave this hall as you have witnessed the reaction of every honourable parliament around the world,” he said, addressing the Israeli delegation.

“Leave now if you have one ounce of dignity, you occupier, you murderer of children.” The Israeli delegation left the talks following the remarks by Al Ghanem and several other parliaments in the midst of applause.

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