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Likud MK calls Bennett and Sa’ar ‘parasites who embezzled the public’s trust’

Members of Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Likud party continue to lash out at members of the right-wing Yamina party for agreeing to form a government with the premier’s political rivals.

“What desecration of God’s name are you committing,” Likud Minister David Amsalem says in fiery remarks to the Knesset plenum.

He also says of Yamina leader Naftali Bennett, an Orthodox Jew: “I never believed he was religious.”

During a meeting earlier today of the Knesset Arrangements Committee, Likud MK Galit Distal Atbaryan called Bennett and New Hope chief Gideon Sa’ar “parasites who embezzled the public’s trust.”

MK Michael Malkieli of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party also unloads on Bennett.

“There is a conman here who lied to his voters and the people of Israel, and we’ll need to tell our children that this swindler will be prime minister because he deceived everyone,” he says at the committee meeting.

Likud MKs Galit Distal Atbaryan (R) and Shlomo Karai at a Knesset Arrangements Committee meeting on June 9, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
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