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Likud MK: Opposition can’t support any government bill, not soldiers, not rape victims

Likud MK Miri Regev in the Knesset, in Jerusalem, on August 2, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Likud MK Miri Regev in the Knesset, in Jerusalem, on August 2, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Likud MK Miri Regev is heard earlier today defending her party’s decision not to vote in favor of legislation backed by the government.

“We decided that we’re the fighting opposition and we want to bring down this government,” says the firebrand MK in recordings aired by Channel 12 news. “So we don’t feel bad over soldiers, over battered women, over rape victims, because we all understand that this is the rationale.”

Regev’s comments come hours ahead of a scheduled vote in the Knesset on a bill to provide scholarships to some IDF veterans. While most members of the opposition support the legislation in principle, many, including opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu, have vowed to vote against it so as not to back any steps by the government.

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