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Israel’s Left-Wing Meretz Party Files Complaint Against Rapper For Incitement

Israel’s left wing Meretz Party filed criminal suit against Yoav “The Shadow” Eliasi after the far-right social media personality posted an image to Facebook that painted the faction’s members as traitors.

The now-deleted Facebook post featured a photo of a gun emblazoned with a Palestinian flag and the word “Arabs” written in Hebrew. Ammunition clips for the firearm were labeled with the names of left-wing groups and human rights organizations in Israel, including Meretz, B’Tselem and Yesh Din.

Meretz said in its complaint that Eliasi’s rhetoric could spur physical intimidation against devotees of Israel’s left. This isn’t the first time that Eliasi has used hot language. According to the Times of Israel, the Likud member has previously compared Israel’s left to the HIV/AIDS epidemic and called for forcible harvesting of organs from Palestinian terrorists killed by Israel.

Contact Daniel J. Solomon at [email protected] or on Twitter @DanielJSolomon


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