The affront came when Netanyahu met, during his state visit to the Netherlands, with Dutch members of the Foreign Affairs Committee. As he extended his arm to shake Kuzo’s hand, Netanyahu was rejected before the cameras.
Kuzo, of Turkish origin, later wrote on his Facebook account that his actions were in protest against Operation Protective Edge in 2014.
“At a time when the streets of Gaza are streaming with blood from the veins of children from 2014, it is not appropriate to shake his hand, but to reference the liberation of ‘Palestine,’” wrote Kuzo on his Facebook account.
Netanyahu recorded a video responding to the incident. “We saw again another clear example of who wants peace and who doesn’t want peace. I will continue to representing Israel’s position with pride everywhere in the world and I will strengthen its international standing,” he said from his plane after he departed from the Netherlands.
“As Menachem Begin said, those who who choose to turn up their nose, let them have crooked noses.”