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Report: Palestinian MK tears up Kahane photo

July 18, 2012 6:36 P.M. (Updated: July 19, 2012 9:32 P.M.)
TEL AVIV, Israel (Ma'an) -- Ahmad Tibi, a Palestinian member of Israel's parliament, ripped up a photo of far-right Rabbi Meir Kahane during a parliamentary session on Wednesday, Israeli media reported.

Israeli news site Ynet said Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin removed Tibi from the parliament's stand, but also condemned a right-wing MK who tore up a Hebrew Christian Bible a day earlier, prompting Tibi's outburst.

Michael Ben-Ari, who shredded and binned the Bible sent by a Christian group to parliament members, is a known supporter of Kahane, who founded the far-right Kach party now banned under Israeli anti-terrorism laws.

"This vile book has caused the death of millions of Jews and sending it is rude and provocative missions work by the church." Ben-Ari said on Monday.

Rivlin told parliament: "I condemn any disrespect of holy texts of any religion, including ripping the New Testament by an MK yesterday," according to newspaper The Jerusalem Post.

If a parliamentarian in another country had burned a Torah and called it a provocation, the world would condemn them, Rivlin said.
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