Knesset member observing Catalan election caught in political crossfire

“Spanish politicians who criticize Israel should look at what’s going on in their home,” MK Svetlova said.

Zionist Union MK Ksenia Svetlova found herself in the middle of police violence against voters during the Catalan independence referendum she was observing on Sunday.

“We saw a group of people who weren’t being allowed to vote. So they sat in the middle of the road and sang the Catalan anthem and other patriotic songs,” she said.

“Without any warning or provocation, the police started shooting rubber bullets. I was right in the middle of it with other parliamentarians.

“I saw a rubber bullet on the ground right near me. I saw people, young and old, being beaten with clubs,” she said, recounting the scene in Barcelona at about 10 a.m.

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