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Netanyahu: Yamina MK must provide proof of alleged assault or apologize

Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu leads a Likud faction meeting at the Knesset on November 8, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)
Opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu leads a Likud faction meeting at the Knesset on November 8, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Opposition Leader Benjamin Netanyahu suggests Yamina MK Idit Silman made up a story that she was recently assaulted at a gas station in order to tar opponents of the ruling coalition.

Speaking at a Likud faction meeting, Netanyahu calls on Silman to provide proof of the incident “or apologize to the 2 million Israeli citizens from the national camp she slandered.”

He also rails against “the hypocritical moral preaching about ‘respectful discourse’ that comes from the left,” noting Yamina MK Shirly Pinto’s comments calling rebel Yamina MK Amichai Chikli a “virus.”

“It’s an unbelievable low point they have reached. But if we’re already talking about MK Chikli in the context of the virus, it’s too bad he’s not also infectious,” Netanyahu quips.

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