Dutch member of parliament,Tunahan Kuzu, refused to shake hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the Israeli leader’s visit to the Netherlands on Wednesday.
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.
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 responded to the incident on a Youtube video posted on his Facebook page. “We saw today who wants peace and who doesn’t,” he said, vowing to continue presenting Israel’s position with pride.