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Group of coalition lawmakers block rebel MK’s split from Yamina: ‘She’ll get what she deserves’

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

MK Idit Silman chairs a Knesset Health Committee on on June 7, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
MK Idit Silman chairs a Knesset Health Committee on on June 7, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

After reaching a deal with her estranged Yamina party to break away in order to run with another faction in the November 1 election, MK Idit Silman is being blocked by four coalition MKs from other parties who want her to “get what she deserves.”

“Silman will get what she deserves,” yells Yisrael Beytenu lawmaker Yulia Malinovsky after she, Labor MK Emilie Moatti and Yesh Atid lawmakers Boaz Toporovsky and Moshe Tur Paz torpedo the Knesset House Committee vote necessary to approve her exit from Yamina.

Tur-Paz confirms to The Times of Israel that his intention is to block Silman’s graceful exit from Yamina.

Without the approval, Silman will need to resign from the Knesset by September 15 if she wishes to run with another party in the upcoming election.

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