Report: MK Silman to oppose bill renewing application of Israeli law to settlers

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Report: MK Silman to oppose bill renewing application of Israeli law to settlers
As it currently stands, coalition does not have enough votes to pass legislation justice minister has said is critical for government’s survival
By TOI staff
2 June 2022

Yamina lawmaker and former coalition whip Idit Silman has told coalition leaders she will vote against a bill to renew the extension of civil and criminal law to Israelis living in the West Bank, according to a report by Israel Hayom Thursday. If true, this would appear to leave the struggling coalition without the parliamentary majority required to pass the bill.

The report said Silman stressed her decision was final and will not change even if it means she is declared a defector from her party. The bill is being spearheaded by Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar, who warned earlier this week that the government’s future could depend on the passage of the technical but controversial bill.

On Wednesday, the left-wing Meretz party said it would back the bill, citing coalition agreements that mandate not making any major changes in the status quo regarding the Palestinians, a key component of the pact holding the disparate government together.

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