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Boosted security granted to Yamina MK Silman after defection

MK Idit Silman, chair of the Knesset Health Committee leads a committee meeting at the Knesset, in Jerusalem, on November 16, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
MK Idit Silman, chair of the Knesset Health Committee leads a committee meeting at the Knesset, in Jerusalem, on November 16, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Additional security is reportedly being posted to protect Yamina MK Idit Silman, who defected from the coalition this morning in a dramatic announcement.

According to Hebrew media reports, Silman will receive a personal bodyguard after a series of threats against her via social media.

Silman, who was the coalition whip, announced today that she is leaving the previously 61-seat coalition, meaning it no longer has a majority in the Knesset and a new election is likely.

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