National Unity party calls to halt Knesset committee meetings during Gaza fighting

Carrie Keller-Lynn is a former political and legal correspondent for The Times of Israel

National Unity party leader Benny Gantz speaks during a faction meeting at the Knesset, April 19, 2023. (Yonatan SIndel/ Flash90)
National Unity party leader Benny Gantz speaks during a faction meeting at the Knesset, April 19, 2023. (Yonatan SIndel/ Flash90)

The National Unity opposition party calls on the coalition to stop ongoing Knesset committee meetings, in light of the security situation.

“The insistence to hold committee meetings at this moment, in light of the security situation, including the participation of municipal heads, agriculturists, professionals, and citizens is a hard hit, and not in line [with the situation],” the party, led by Benny Gantz, writes in a statement.

“Municipal leaders need to be with citizens and not fight with a state trying to cut their budgets. Continuing the discussions harms national resilience,” the party continues.

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