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Blue and White petitions High Court against Edelstein’s closure of Knesset

The Blue and White party files a High Court petition against Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein’s decision to prevent the Knesset from convening, stepping up protests on the matter against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government.

Yesh Atid MK Ofer Shelah attends a Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee meeting on April 30, 2018. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

Netanyahu and Edelstein “are not only trying to destroy Israeli democracy, but also to cause the election results to be disregarded,” says Blue and White MK Ofer Shelah.

He claims Edelstein “hijacked” the Knesset by preventing a plenum vote on a new Knesset speaker, knowing there is a majority for replacing him.

“We won’t let that happen,” he adds.

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