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.”