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Shaked, Bennett to opposition: ‘Show responsibility’ on reunification law

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked arrives at the new government's first weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, on June 20, 2021. (Emmanuel Dunan / AFP)
Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked arrives at the new government's first weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, on June 20, 2021. (Emmanuel Dunan / AFP)

At the start of Yamina’s faction meeting at the Knesset, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett says ahead of the Knesset vote on the family reunification law that “national security is a red line.”

“We are seeing childish games [by the opposition]… but what’s needed is national responsibility. There are some things you don’t play with… The nation needs control over who comes in,” he says.

Prime Minister and Yamina leader Naftali Bennett addresses a party meeting at the Knesset, on July 5, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked says that currently the bill “does not have a majority” to pass the vote but adds that she hopes it will have one by the end of the day.

“Most terror attacks carried out by Arab Israelis were ones that came from family reunifications or their descendants… I call on the heads of the opposition: Show responsibility for the security of Israeli citizens.”

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