Likud Disciplines MK for Missing Votes

YERUSHALAYIM -
MK Oren Hazan at a Constitution, Law and Justice Committee meeting in the Knesset on February 23, 2016. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
MK Oren Hazan at a Constitution, Law and Justice Committee meeting in the Knesset on February 23, 2016. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

The Likud party has disciplined the upstart freshman MK Oren Hazan, removing him from two committees on Tuesday after a series of absences and missed votes.

On Monday, Hazan failed to appear for a vote without coordinating his absence with an opposition MK to offset it. The coalition lost the vote.

Coalition chairman Tzachi Hanegbi (Likud) yanked Hazan from the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee and the House Committee, and replaced him with another Likud MK.

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.”