הדר מוכתר
Hadar Muchtar
Photo: Yuval Chen
Hadar Muchtar

Populist TikTok influencer who caused a stir in Israeli politics

Hadar Muchtar claims to want to become housing minister and fix worsening housing crisis; but she raised a few eyebrows when it was discovered she owned property allegedly gifted to her by her father

i24NEWS |
Published: 09.19.22, 09:36
Hadar Muchtar, leader of the Youths on Fire movement, is a 20-year-old Israeli running for the Knesset in the November 1 election.
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  • Her goal is to become the housing minister, which is a theme at the center of her energetic grassroots campaign highlighting the high cost of living and the young generation's struggles with making rent.
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    Hadar Muchtar
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    Muchtar, who has over 80,000 followers on TikTok, highlighted her generation's unenviable situation at the housing market with frequent references to her own struggles.
    However, following a TV report revealing that she owned property, she acknowledged that her father bought her an apartment in the coastal city of Haifa for 825,000 NIS.
    "My father bought this apartment with his pension money. My father will be poor because he takes care of his children," Mokhtar said.
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    Hadar Muchtar
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    "My only way to get an apartment is through inheritance. I don't want to ruin my dad's pension. That's why I'm fighting. I want my own apartment, not the pension money of my father," added Mokhtar.
    So far polls projected the Youths on Fire movement will fall well short of the electoral threshold.

    The story is reprinted with the permission from i24NEWS
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