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Meretz chief said headed to home of MK who quit coalition

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz leads a Meretz faction meeting at the Knesset on May 16, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz leads a Meretz faction meeting at the Knesset on May 16, 2022. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz, who heads Meretz, is headed to MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi’s home following her surprise decision to quit the coalition, according to Hebrew media reports.

“I don’t think [her resignation] is reversible… The coalition will continue to survive,” Meretz MK Yair Golan tells Channel 12 news.

When it is put to him that if Rinawie Zoabi and the Joint List all vote with the opposition, there’ll be a majority for the Knesset to dissolve and hold new elections, he says, “I hope those you’ve mentioned will pull themselves together and realize they must vote for this government… or at least to abstain in a vote for the dissolution of the Knesset”

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s Yamina party will convene this evening to discuss Rinawie Zoabi’s resignation from the coalition.

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