Speaker of the Kuwaiti Parliament Marzouq Al-Ghanim verbally attacked Israeli Knesset Member Nachman Shai at an international lawmakers' assembly in St. Petersburg on October 18, calling the delegation "child murderers" and "plunderers" and shouting at them to "get out of this hall now." The Israeli delegation to the Inter-Parliament Union left the assembly in protest.
Marzouq Al-Ghanim: "What the representative of this plundering and occupying parliament said constitutes the worst kind of terrorism – state terrorism. This is what this plunderer represents. Now let me tell him: The well-known saying 'If you have no shame, do as you like' suits him perfectly. You should pack your bags and get out of this hall, after you have seen the reactions of all the respected parliaments in the world. Get out of the hall now, if you have a grain of dignity, you occupier, you child killers!"