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  8/20/2013, Elul 14, 5773

Deri: Bayit Yehudi Should Leave Coalition Over Cuts


Shas chairman MK Aryeh Deri on Monday evening called on the Bayit Yehudi party to leave the coalition because of the decision to cut child allowances as of Tuesday.

"Finance Minister Yair Lapid will tomorrow carry out his promise to his voters and place tens of thousands of children in poverty, and thousands of families will be sitting at an empty table during the upcoming holidays. This is a sad day for Israel. A government that has no compassion for weak citizens has no right to exist,” said Deri.

"I call on the Bayit Yehudi, and on each member of the coalition who considers himself to be social, to immediately resign from the government, and not be complicit in this crime,” he added.