Controversial Israeli rapper survives assassination attempt

Rapper Yoav Eliasi, known as HaTzel (The Shadow), survived an assassination attempt last month, and came to the Knesset Monday to garner support.

Eliasi was part of one of Israel’s most successful hip-hop groups, the TACT family led by rapper Subliminal, but is better known in recent years for making controversial political statements and taking part in violent demonstrations. He is associated with radical right wing groups and has an active social media presence by which he spreads his views, which have been criticized by many as racist and inciting.


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