Israel's Deputy Knesset Speaker Bezalel Smotrich said 17-year-old Ahed Tamimi, the Palestinian teenager who has become a symbol of Palestinian resistance against Israeli occupation, should have 'gotten a bullet' for slapping the Israeli soldier.' Michal Rozin of Meretz left-leaning Israeli party responded to the right-wing lawmaker, 'You’re a thug and an inciter.'
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