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Likud calls out its own MKs who weren’t at overnight plenum session

Former premier Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud publicly calls out three of the right-wing party’s lawmakers for not attending a Knesset plenum session than lasted to the wee hours of the morning, during which the opposition tried unsuccessfully to bring down the new government.

“MKs from Likud who were absent without receiving permission: Ofir Akunis, Fateen Mula and Miri Regev,” the party writes on its Twitter account. “We will continue to update about the presence of Knesset members here and a periodic summary report will be sent directly to all Likud members.”

Quickly responding, Regev says she received permission to leave the Knesset.

“As has been said, to bring down the government iron discipline is needed, but no less so, the unity of Likud,” she tweets.

Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and Miri Regev in the Knesset plenum on December 9, 2020. (Dani Shem Tov/Knesset Spokesperson)

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