Associated Press
January 10, 2012 - 1:00am

JERUSALEM — The ethics committee of Israel's parliament has suspended a lawmaker for dumping water on a colleague during a heated debate.

During the outburst, Anastassia Michaeli threw water on colleague Raleb Majadale after he told her to shut up. Dripping wet, he chuckled and called her "crazy" as she stormed out of the room.

The incident occurred during a debate over whether an Arab-Israeli school had the right to take its students to a Tel Aviv human rights march.

Michaeli is a member of the ultranationalist Yisrael Beitenu party, while Majadale is an Arab lawmaker with the centrist Labor Party.

The committee ruled Tuesday that Michaeli will not be allowed to participate in plenary or committee discussions for a month. She will be allowed to vote.


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