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Sa’ar rails at right-wing opposition for voting against settler law renewal

Justice Minister Gideon Sa'ar leads a New Hope faction meeting at the Knesset on June 6, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Justice Minister Gideon Sa'ar leads a New Hope faction meeting at the Knesset on June 6, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar hits out at opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-religious Knesset bloc for refusing to support a government-backed bill extending Israeli law to settlers in the West Bank, after a proposal to renew the measure was defeated yesterday with the help of several coalition lawmakers.

“People who definite themselves as ‘right-wing’ are voting against the ability of Israel to rule in Judae and Samaria [West Bank]. They are in fact saying, ‘I’m in the opposition now so I’ll vote against everything and the country can burn,'” Sa’ar tells a group of high schoolers, according to the Ynet news site.

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