Israel's Police Minister Posts Photo Shooting 'Center Bloc' in Election Campaign Post

Public Security Minister Amir Ohana deleted the post soon after. He said the writing was added without his knowledge to the photo from an interview with Israel Hayom, which said 'there was no intention of promoting violence'

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Public Security Minister Amir Ohana briefly posted a picture on Facebook Friday in which he is seen shooting a target with “center bloc” written on it, four days before Israel's March 23 election.

The picture is from an interivew that Ohana gave to Israel Hayom newspaper, which is affiliated with Israel's pro-Netanyahu, conservative right wing.

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Public Security Minister Amir Ohana's Facebook post, including the photo of him shooting at a target reading 'center bloc.'Credit: Screenshot/Facebook

Ohana deleted the post soon after, saying that he was shooting at a target with terrorists on it and that the words, hinting at his Likud party's political rivals, were added later without his knowledge.

“In reality I was shooting at figures of armed terrorists… the 'center bloc' was added after the fact and didn’t appear in reality,” Ohana said in a tweet. “We will defeat out political rivals at the ballot box. We are not enemies; we belong to the same people.”

After Ohana posted his response, Israel Hayom said that during editing of the interview, "funny graphics in poor taste were added, which showed Ohana aiming at the 'center bloc.'"

They further added that "there was no intention of promoting violence, and we apologize if someone was offended."

Israel Hayom has since removed this section from the clip.

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