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Likud urges PM to immediately fire deputy minister for calling settlers ‘subhuman’

MK Yair Golan attends a committee meeting, at the Knesset, June 28, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
MK Yair Golan attends a committee meeting, at the Knesset, June 28, 2021. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party publishes a letter signed by all of its 30 lawmakers, demanding that Prime Minister Naftali Bennett immediately fire Deputy Economy Minister Yair Golan for saying Jewish settlers residing in an illegal outpost in the northern West Bank are “subhuman.”

The letter says Golan’s “incitement” should be countered with more than “tweets and weak, empty condemnations.”

“Otherwise, the government admits it effect accepts such a remark, which slanders all settlers in Judea and Samaria,” it says, using the West Bank’s biblical name.

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