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Likud’s Steinitz said to be against opposing extended ban on Palestinian family reunification

Likud MK Yuval Steinitz is against opposing an extension of a ban on Palestinians who marry Israelis from receiving citizenship, according to Channel 12 news.

“The damage to Likud is likely to be greater than the damage to the coalition,” Steinitz is quoted as saying by the network.

Though Likud has previously backed such an extension, it has so far refused to assist the new coalition in approving one.

Yuval Steinitz speaks at a conference in Tel Aviv on February 27, 2019. (Flash90)

“The law is good, it safeguards the State of Israel and its character, but there are political considerations. We want to topple the government,” Likud MK Yoav Kisch tells Kan public radio.

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