Liberman urges Deri, Gafni, Litzman to resign over Meron disaster

Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman says the so-called “change bloc” of parties opposed to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could clinch a government in a single night.

“There are no major gaps in the formation of the government. We can seal it in one night. Let’s get together tonight and form a government,” he tells a Yisrael Beytenu faction meeting in the Knesset.

Israel Beytenu chair Avigdor Liberman visits the Assuta Hospital in Ashdod on February 23, 2021. (Flash90)

The bloc of right-wing, left-wing and centrist parties, however, is divided on who would lead such a government. It also needs the support of the Arab parties.

Liberman, in his remarks, also addresses the Meron disaster, in which 45 people were killed last week.

He calls for ultra-Orthodox party leaders Aryeh Deri, Moshe Gafni and Yaakov Litzman to resign over the disaster.

He also calls for a state commission of inquiry into the tragedy and says the next government will form one.

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