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UTJ lawmaker tells opposing bloc: ‘We’re not animals like you’

UTJ MK Yitzhak Pindrus attends the Knesset House Committee's hearing on declaring now-former Yamina MK Amichai Shikli a defector from his party, April 25, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
UTJ MK Yitzhak Pindrus attends the Knesset House Committee's hearing on declaring now-former Yamina MK Amichai Shikli a defector from his party, April 25, 2022. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

MK Yitzhak Pindrus of the Haredi United Torah Judaism party tells his political opponents “we’re not animals like you” in a message apparently meant to assuage the opposing bloc.

Pindrus speaks to the Ynet news site as polls and early vote counts predict a victory for Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-religious bloc, which includes Pindrus’s UTJ party.

“We won’t treat you cruelly like you treated us,” Pindrus says in a message to his political opponents.

“We’re civilized people, not animals like you. In the government you stole, you treated us, you walked all over us. You thought we were just rags. We’re human beings,” he says.

“We will treat you well, we won’t persecute you, we won’t harass you,” he says. “We’ll take care of our rights, but we won’t look for where we can harass you a little bit, where we can do you harm. We’re not like you. You have problems? Look in the mirror, not at us.”

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