Opposition to petition top court after coalition disqualifies vote on subs probe

Opposition lawmakers respond furiously after a vote advancing a commission of inquiry into the submarines affair is disqualified on technical grounds by the coalition. The proposal is rejected during the second vote.

“We will petition the High Court,” says Meretz leader Nitzan Horowitz in a tweet. “They won’t steal votes in the Israeli Knesset.”

Other opposition lawmakers also rip into the coalition’s conduct.

“When the election results won’t suit Netanyahu, will he also call for a name ballot?” tweets Yisrael Beytenu leader Avigdor Liberman, referring to the government’s grounds for nixing the first vote.