Likud MK Ousted From Knesset Hearing for Comparing COVID Measures to ‘Concentration Camps’

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MK Gadi Yevarkan. (Noam Rivkin Fentonl/Flash90)

MK Gadi Yevarkan (Likud) was thrown out of a hearing of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee on Sunday for comments comparing COVID measures to the Holocaust.

Yevarkan lamented the widespread use of the Green Pass, which is available only to Israelis who have received a COVID vaccine booster dose or been vaccinated or recovered in the past six months.

“The majority of Israelis don’t have a ‘Green Pass,’” said Yevarkan, adding that “millions of Israelis are without one; you’re leaving out millions of citizens.”

The Likud MK was asked to be quiet by the committee chair since his time to speak was over, but he refused.

“Do like they’re doing in Austria, that’s what you want to do,” he shouted, a reference to Austria’s decision to institute a lockdown just for the unvaccinated. “All that’s missing is concentration camps.”

Yevarkan was then ordered to be removed from the committee hearing by its chairman, Labor MK Gilad Kariv, and was forcibly taken from the room by a Knesset security guard.

Kariv called Yevarkan’s comments “a low point.”