Labor leader calls for new elections, says government ‘hurting the public’

Labor party chairman Avi Gabbay reiterates his call for new elections. He slams the government’s proposed legislation to shutter minimarkets on Shabbat — tentatively scheduled for its first vote on later this evening — and the so-called police recommendations bill.

“You are hurting the public,” says Gabbay at the weekly Zionist Union faction meeting. “You are hurting the public with the minimarkets law, instead of advancing public transportation on Shabbat which the majority of the public wants.”

He calls the police recommendations law “terrible,” saying it helps “criminal organizations” and facilitates corruption.

— Marissa Newman

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