Meretz MK Ghaida Rinawie Zoabi claims that Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar will not bring to a vote this week the West Bank legislation that was defeated in the Knesset last week.
“Minister Gideon Sa’ar decided not to bring the Judea and Samaria Law to a vote in the Knesset this week, after he realized that I am resolutely opposed to the bill on ideological grounds and unwilling to compromise or discuss the issue at all,” Rinawie Zoabi tweets.
A spokesman for Sa’ar says the minister “will bring it whenever he assesses that there will be a majority for it.”
The legislation, which renews the application of Israeli law — criminal and some civil — to settlers in the West Bank, was advanced by the cabinet earlier today.
Sa’ar is possibly hoping that Rinawie Zoabi — as well as Ra’am MK Mazen Ghanaim, who both voted against the bill last week — will be pressured to quit the Knesset and pave way for new lawmakers to join who could vote in favor.