Yehiel Hazan

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Yehiel Hazan
Date of birth (1958-03-01) 1 March 1958 (age 56)
Place of birth Hadera, Israel
Knessets 16
Faction represented in Knesset
2003–2006 Likud

Yehiel Hazan (Hebrew: יחיאל חזן‎, born 1 March 1958) is an Israeli politician.

Political career[edit]

Hazan was elected to the Knesset in the 2003 elections as a member of Likud. He chaired the committee on drug abuse, and was a member of several other committees.

During the Knesset term it emerged that he had voted twice during the second and third readings of a bill on the emergency economic plan in May 2003. After voting on his own panel, he also voted using the panel of absent Likud MK Inbal Gavrieli; both votes were cast against the bill. After being accused, Hazan then attempted to tamper with the evidence by removing the machines in question from the storeroom in which they were kept. However, he was caught in the act by the Knesset's CCTV. Nevertheless, despite the clear evidence, on 22 December 2003 the Knesset narrowly voted (by a majority of one) not to lift his parliamentary immunity.[1]

Hazan was convicted and sentenced to four months of community service and a six-month suspended prison term. He appealed the sentence, but was rejected by the Jerusalem District Court on 17 January 2007.[2] He was not re-elected to the Knesset in the 2006 elections.

Hazan also courted controversy for his comments about Arabs, stating "The Arabs are worms who work underground and indiscriminately murder Muslim soldiers."[3] Despite being asked by the Knesset speaker, he refused to retract his comments.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Gideon Alon; Zvi Zrahiya (26 April 2004). "House calls". Haaretz. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Nir Hasson (17 January 2007). "Court rejects ex-MK's appeal of conviction for double-voting". Haaretz. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  3. ^ Ashkenazi, Eli (15 December 2004). "Likud MK Hazan draws fire for 'racist' views". Haaretz. Retrieved 15 January 2014. 

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