Lawmakers in the coalition and opposition criticized MK Oren Hazan (Likud) for taunting wheelchair-bound MK Karin Elharar for the second time in a week, overnight Monday.
Last Thursday, during budget votes, Hazan accused MK Esawi Frej (Meretz) of double-voting, a crime for which Hazan’s father, former MK Yehiel Hazan, had been convicted. Frej had helped Elharar vote, because she has muscular dystrophy and is wheelchair-bound and had trouble doing it herself, though she is usually capable.
Hazan shouted to Edelstein that what they did is illegal, and Elharar burst out in tears. Many MKs, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, approached her to comfort her.