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Lapid rips into government’s handling of pandemic: ‘You don’t have a clue’

Opposition leader Yair Lapid, presenting the bill to dissolve the Knesset, rails against the government’s handling of the pandemic and accuses the political leaders of destroying Israel’s social fabric.

“You don’t have a clue what you’re doing. You took the incredible abilities and resources of the Israeli public and made everything political. It is all political interests and the prime minister’s legal strategies, and tax benefits for Netanyahu and jobs for your friends. You care only about yourselves and in the meantime Israel isn’t being taken care of.

“You’re putting our lives in danger. You’re putting our economy in peril, abandoning our parents, setting fire to our children’s future,” he says.

Lapid further says: “You tore apart the social fabric of Israel. For what? What did you gain? A few more jobs for your friends? A few more empty government ministries you invented?”

He says the government “destroyed truth and principle just to embarrass and crush and incite and scatter hate in every direction. Hate is far more exponential than coronavirus. There is no vaccination.”

Lapid urges lawmakers to support the bill.

Opposition Leader Yair Lapid addresses the Knesset plenum on October 19, 2020. (Shmulik Grossman/Knesset Spokesperson)
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