Occupied Jerusalem, ALRAY - The speech of European Parliament President Martin Schulz delivered Wednesday inside the Knesset (Israeli Parliament) raised a wave of anger among the Israeli officials.
The speech referred in detail to several aspects of Palestinian suffering due to the Israeli occupation of their land.
The outrage sparked over the European Parliament President by the walkoutof the chairman of Bayit Yehudi party, Naftali Bennett, and the mocking respond by the Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
The speech of European Parliament President was about several aspects of Palestinian suffering and the Israeli discrimination against the Palestinians, in the field of water.
" Is it true that the Israeli citizen consumes 70 litres of water a day compared with 17 liters for the Palestinian citizen?" Schulz asked sarcastically. His comment on Gaza, in which he said that "the Gaza siege leads to hard economic conditions that do not allow growth", triggered the furious response from the Bayit Yehudi MKs.
Schulz’s words on peace, in which he said that: "Palestinians, like Israelis, want to live in their country with freedom of movement and no limitations. The Palestinians have the right to self-definition and justice", made the MKs angry; they started to jamming the speech.