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Deri arrives at cabinet meeting despite High Court ruling barring him from office

Shas chair Aryeh Deri seen outside his home in Jerusalem on January 22, 2023.  (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Shas chair Aryeh Deri seen outside his home in Jerusalem on January 22, 2023. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Shas chair Aryeh Deri arrives at the government’s first cabinet meeting of the week, despite a High Court ruling on Wednesday disqualifying him from serving in the role.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly expected to ask for him to tender his resignation within 48 hours.

Ministers from Bezalel Smotrich’s Religious Zionism party are boycotting the meeting over Defense Minister Yoav Gallant’s decision on Friday to evacuate a West Bank outpost established in memory of late Religious Zionist spiritual leader Rabbi Chaim Druckman, despite their objections.

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