Dutch MP refuses to shake hands with Netanyahu


(JNS.org) A Dutch member of parliament refused to shake hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Dutch parliament on Wednesday, Arutz Sheva reported.

Tunahan Kuzu, of Turkish origin, was wearing a pro-Palestinian button as he stood in the receiving line of Dutch parliament members waiting to be introduced to Netanyahu.

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Tuesday. Credit: Amos Ben Gershom/GPO. 

When Netanyahu came to Kuzu, he extended his hand, but Kuzu smiled and did not return the gesture.

Kuzu wrote on his Facebook page about the incident, “While the streets of Gaza were reddened by blood that splashed out of the veins of children in the summer of 2014, the red carpet is rolled out here. That deserves no handshake, but a reference to #FreePalestine.”

Netanyahu is on the second day of his two-day diplomatic visit to the Netherlands.

Posted on September 7, 2016 .