Israeli Minister ofÂ Energy Yuval Steinitz, on Wednesday, slammed the European union for demanding a probe into last weekâ€™s police violence against pro-Palestinian protesters in Haifa.
On Tuesday, the EU issued a statement calling on Israel to probe police conduct during an Arab-Israel protest in Haifa, last week.
â€śIt is important to hold a quick investigation into the events last week that led to the serious injury of Mossawa Director Jafar Farah, and the Israeli government has made it clear that it supports this,â€ť the EU said in a statement.
In response, Steinitz said on Wednesday thatÂ the EU â€ścan go straight to Hellâ€ť, saying that â€śthis is the height of gall and hypocrisy â€¦ this is the same European Union which is now kissing-up to Iran and helping that country deal with US sanctions.â€ť
Yuval proceeded to mention other incidents as an excuse for Israeli police brutality:
â€śIran is executing and torturing homosexuals, trampling womenâ€™s rights, supporting terrorism and the Assad regime which is dropping chemical weapons on its own people. Now theyâ€™re [the EU] is going to pick on us? We, a law-abiding country, when the case of Jafar Farah is already being examined by the Police Investigation Department? That just shows how nasty the European Union can be.â€ť