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Haredim are people, too," said MK Yacov Cohen (United Torah Judaism), referring to the decision to prosecute Attorney Amnon De Hartog, former head of the Justice Ministry's department of support funding for slapping Cohen, after a loud verbal altercation during a Knesset debate last July.

During the argument, Cohen said De Hartog was "worse than the Germans" because of the damage he caused to the ultra-Orthodox education system and that "the Germans killed the body, you are killing the soul." Cohen said yesterday morning that he is "sorry that Mr. De Hartog chose to use Holocaust victims in a failed attempt to avoid punishment for his grave actions."