Egypt: Lawmaker hits another with shoe over Israel meeting

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February 29, 2016
ABC News    
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"An Egyptian lawmaker hit a fellow parliamentarian with his shoe Sunday over the latter's meeting with the Israeli ambassador to Egypt. Sunday's parliament session was adjourned for 10 minutes as the two lawmakers were kicked out, the state-run MENA news agency reported. Tawfiq Okasha, a popular TV talk show host and parliament member, has been engulfed in controversy since Thursday when Israeli ambassador Haim Koren posted a picture on the embassy's Facebook page of the two of them meeting Wednesday evening. ... Following the shoe beating, Okasha spoke with the Parlamany channel saying of [Kamal] Ahmed, 'If he hit me 30 times with a shoe on my head, he is still like my father.'" (02/28/16)  


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