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Shirley Pinto becomes latest Yamina MK to present Bennett with ‘ultimatum’ — report

Shirly Pinto, the first deaf Knesset member, speaks during a plenum session in the Knesset on July 12, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/ Flash90)
Shirly Pinto, the first deaf Knesset member, speaks during a plenum session in the Knesset on July 12, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/ Flash90)

Shirley Pinto becomes the latest Yamina MK to present Prime Minister Naftali Bennett with an ultimatum, threatening to bolt the coalition if it does not set aside a budget to assist Israelis with disabilities, Channel 12 reports.

The demands of Pinto, who is deaf, are not believed to be as steep as ones presented by fellow Yamina MKs Abir Kara and Nir Orbach in recent weeks and she is seen to be more loyal to Bennett than other lawmakers in the party, but the development proves another headache for the premier.

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