How did one cockroach bring the Knesset cafeteria to its knees?
Storm breaks out in the Knesset after Shas official discovers unkosher insect in his rice.
The Knesset cafeteria was closed Tuesday following an incident in which a cockroach was found in a meal ordered by one of its patrons.
Shas secretary Tzvika Yakobson discovered the cockroach in his plate of rice on Monday evening after sitting down to a meal with Shas MKs Yitzhak Cohen and Yitzhav Vaknin in the Knesset employees' cafeteria.
Knesset management ordered the temporary closure of the building's two meat cafeterias after the incident, but allowed the dairy cafeteria to remain open.
One Shas official called the incident a "scandal," adding that it was difficult to understand how a cockroach could be found on a plate at a cafeteria that operates under Kosher supervision.
"In addition to the grave Kosher problem in this incident, there is a health problem that the Knesset officials must face," the official said.
The cockroach was found only a few days after pest control had been carried out in the Knesset cafeterias. Further pest control will now be organized and the two meat cafeterias will remain closed until at least the beginning of next week.