Likud punishes Hazan for parliamentary truancy

The Likud removed MK Oren Hazan from two committees Tuesday, the day after the coalition lost a vote that Hazan skipped without coordinating his absence.

Following to a decision by coalition chairman Tzachi Hanegbi (Likud), Hazan will be replaced by MK Amir Ohana (Likud) in the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and House Committee. Ohana was sworn in to the Knesset in December, but was not appointed to any committees until Tuesday.

Hanegbi wrote in a letter to Likud faction members that Hazan has intentionally missed votes for some time, a "constant protest against the faction of which he is a member," making it difficult for the government and coalition reach its goals.


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