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Bennett to Yamina: The opposition will weaken once the budget is passed

At a meeting of the Yamina faction, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett says an opposition disinformation campaign is attempting to depict the proposed state budget as one that provides money to Gaza or Hamas.

“I’m stating the obvious here — there is not a penny from the state budget that is going to Gaza or Hamas… It’s a straight-out lie.”

He says opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu is attempting to divide the coalition ahead of the vote on the budget and “he will use all tools at his disposal.”

But, Bennett says, “We don’t need to prove that we’re right-wing, we don’t need to prove that we won — we need to pass a budget. That will be winning.”

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett during a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem on November 3, 2021 (Marc Israel Sellem/POOL)

He says the opposition will “weaken considerably” once the state budget is passed.

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